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CPSC Issues RockShox Fork Recall

Published January 6, 2009

WASHINGTON D.C. (BRAIN)—The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with SRAM, has announced a voluntary recall of about 175 RockShox Domain 302 and 318 forks.

SRAM issued its own voluntary recall on these forks last November.

The recall involves RockShox Domain 302 and 318 forks with steel steerer sold for installation on new bicycles. Only those forks manufactured between March 2008 and October 2008 with dates codes 09T8 through 42T8 are included in this recall. The date code is located on the back of the fork crown and on the lower leg. The RockShox Domain fork was installed on Transition Bottle Rocket bicycles, and may have been installed on Rocky Mountain Flatline 1, Rocky Mountain Slayer SS350 and Rocky Mountain Slayer SS396 bicycles.

The steel steerer on the forks can crack, causing the fork to detach from the bicycle frame. This can cause the rider to lose control and crash.

One incident with a minor injury has been reported. Two other incidents without injury have been reported outside of the United States.

These forks were sold at specialty bicycle retailers nationwide from March 2008 through November 2008 for between $1,600 and $3,100. They were manufactured in Taiwan

Consumers should stop using bicycles equipped with these forks immediately and contact their bicycle retailer for a free replacement fork.

For additional information, contact SRAM at (800) 346-2928 Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. CST, or visit the firm's Web site at

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