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Ritchey Cranksets Recall Reminder

Published December 13, 2008

SAN CARLOS, CA (BRAIN)—In light of some recent breakages, Ritchey Design wanted to remind retailers and the public of the voluntary recall issued earlier this year on certain WCS and Pro level road and 'cross cranksets.

Ritchey Design has identified a potential safety issue concerning WCS and Pro level non-drive side crank arms (Left Arm Only). In certain cases, it is possible that the non-drive crank arm could fail or break unexpectedly. If this happens during cycling, the cyclist may lose control of the bicycle, which could lead to serious injury. Because Ritchey Design products are designed to meet the highest industry standards, as a preventive action, and in the interests of putting the safety of its consumers first, Ritchey Design has decided to undertake a voluntary recall of all affected non-drive side crank arms.

The (right-side) drive crank arm is not affected by this issue. The reinforcement from the spiders lend the necessary strength to the design to prevent breakages. Ritchey hasn't received any reports of drive side arm breakages.

Models affected:

All affected cranks are black finished with a silver machined face or are solid black color. (Any Ritchey crank that is silver isn't affected.)

• Pro Road 130 bcd in black only (39/53 chainring combination)
• WCS Road 130 bcd in black w/ silver machined face only (39/53 chainring combination)
• Pro Compact Road 110 bcd in black only (34/50 chainring combination)
• WCS Compact Road (110 bcd in black w/ silver machined face only (34/50 chainring combination)
• WCS Cross 130 bcd in black w/ silver machined face only (38/48 chainring combination)
• Pro Cross 130 bcd in black only (38/48 chainring combination)

Consumers should stop using the bicycle cranks immediately and contact Ritchey to have their crank arms inspected. A free replacement will be provided for any bicycle crank arm found to be substandard.

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