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Fox plans to recall some Float X2 shocks; tells suppliers and retailers to stop sales now

Published October 12, 2016

SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Fox Factory is advising bike owners with certain Float X2 shocks on their bikes to stop using the bikes; the company also is telling bike suppliers and retailers to stop selling bikes with the shocks until further instructed.

Fox is working with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission on details of a forthcoming voluntary recall.

The company is planning a voluntary recall of all model year 2016 Float X2 shocks, as well as some model year 2017 Float X2 shocks. The shock absorbers in question were shipped on or before Sept. 9, 2016 and do not have a "250 psi max" label directly under the air fill boss on the outer sleeve.

"Consumers should immediately stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. Retailers, distributors, and OEM customers should hold this product and stop sales and distribution until further instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product," the company said in a press release Wednesday.

The company said that under certain conditions, the shock sleeves can rupture due to an increase in internal air pressure.

The company said it expects to release a formal recall notice with the CPSC in the near future.

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