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Reynolds Recalls UL Forks

Published October 23, 2007

WASHINGTON D.C. (BRAIN)—The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Reynolds, yesterday announced a voluntary recall of Reynolds UL forks.

Roughly 330 of these forks were sold.

According to the CPSC, the fork tips could separate from the fork legs, causing the wheel to come loose from the fork while riding. This could pose a serious fall hazard to riders.

No injuries have been reported.

This recall involves Reynolds UL fork models with 43-millimeter and 50-millimeter rakes and with serial numbers 09100 through 10403. The serial number decal is located on the steerer tube. To see the serial number, the fork must be removed from the frame. Some recalled forks are black, have "Reynolds" printed on them, and have a gray and white stripe painted on the legs of the fork. Other recalled forks were painted with a different paint scheme and do not have "Reynolds" printed on them. To determine if a fork is included in this recall, consumers should contact the company.

Sold at independent bicycle retailers nationwide from October 2006 through May 2007 for about $500. The recalled forks were included in custom 2007 bicycle frame kits from the following manufacturers: Independent Fabrication, Litespeed, Lynskey Performance Designs LLC., Merlin, Parlee, Rock Lobster, Spectrum Cycles, Strong Frames and Vicious Cycles.

All forks were manufactured in the United States.

Consumers should stop using the bicycles equipped with the
recalled forks immediately and contact Reynolds for a free replacement fork.

Click on link for Reynolds Web site.

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