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Raleigh Announces Voluntary Recall

Published October 16, 2007

KENT, WA (BRAIN)—The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission along with Raleigh America recently announced a voluntary recall of several bicycles.

The bicycles in question are about 1,200 Raleigh Cadent bicycles with Carbonage Technology carbon fiber forks. The forks can break during normal use, causing the rider to lose control, fall and suffer injuries.

Raleigh has received three reports of forks breaking, resulting in injuries including a dislocated shoulder, a concussion and a broken jaw.

The recall involves the 2007 Raleigh Cadent 1.0, Cadent 2.0 and Cadent carbon bicycle models with carbon forks. These were sold at Raleigh dealers nationwide from January 2007 through June 2007 for between $660 and $1930. The bicycles were manufactured in China.

Consumers should stop using the recalled bicycles immediately and return them to the place of purchase. Raleigh dealers will replace the forks at no charge.

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