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Felt Recalls 1,500 Cyclocross Bikes

Published August 19, 2009

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Felt Bicycles, has issued a voluntary recall of about 1,500 Felt F1X cyclocross bicycles from 2007/2008.

The manufacturer is Aprebic/EVO Industry Co. Ltd., of Taiwan.

The bicycle's fork steerer tube can break, causing the rider to lose control and fall, posing a risk of injury.

Felt Bicycles has received six reports of the bicycle forks breaking, including two reports of minor cuts and scrapes.

The recall includes all 2007/2008 Felt F1X Cyclocross Bicycles. These bicycles are available in semimatte black and have aluminum frames with carbon fiber forks with aluminum steerer tubes.

These bicycles were sold by bicycle specialty stores nationwide from July 2006 through April 2009 for between $1,400 and $1,500.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled bicycles and contact a local Felt Bicycles dealer to receive a free inspection and repair.

For additional information contact Felt Bicycles toll-free at (866) 433-5887 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. (PST) Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.feltracing.com.

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