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Salsa recalls all aluminum Bearpaw fat-bike forks

Published December 4, 2014

MINNEAPOLIS (BRAIN) — QBP's Salsa Cycles is recalling about 2,500 aluminum Salsa Bearpaw forks sold separately and on Mukluk bicycles. 

According to Salsa, the fork steerers can bend or break.

The recall involves all aluminum Salsa Bearpaw forks sold separately and on Mukluk bicycles. The forks have date code 20130524, 20130710 or 20130826 stamped on the steerer, followed by "CWI2201BAN2" and a Salsa compass graphic on the bend of the fork blades (Consumers or the dealer will need to remove the fork from the frame to see the date code and model information).

The forks were sold in "tequila lime" with black paint, "metallic gold," red and black. The bikes were sold in sizes x-small, small, medium, large and x-large. The forks were sold by bike stores and online from September 2013 through November 2014 for about $250 separately and as original equipment on bikes that sold for between $1,850 and $4,400. The forks were made in Taiwan.

Consumers are being told to immediately stop using bicycles equipped with the recalled Salsa Bearpaw forks and contact a Salsa dealer for a free inspection and replacement fork. The replacement forks appear similar but have the Salsa compass graphic on the inside of the fork blades.

More information: CPSC recall notice | Salsa website | Salsa telephone: 877-774-6208.

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