Recall Of Bicycle Forks Due To Fall Hazards

Bike Month is here, and bicyclists have to be more careful and safe to enjoy the unique power of a bicycle. Recently, Surly Bikes announced a recall of bicycle forks due to a fall hazard. The recall involved about 975 Surly Pugsley Bicycle Forks. The bicycle fork can bend above the disc brake mount, causing a fall hazard. Surly Bike has received one report fork bending, but no injuries have been reported.

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Which bike forks are included in this recall?
Bike forks included in the recall are Surly Pugsley 100mm and 135mm made of tubular chromoly steel. Surgly Pugsley 100mm bicycle forks are black, have triple water bottle mounts on each side, rack/fender mounts on the top and bottom and have date code 2012 03 20 stamped on the steerer tube. The Surly Pugsley 135mm bicycle forks are black, yellow or red and have a date code 2012 06 19.

More details about the recall
Surly Pugsley Bicycle Forks were manufactured in Taiwan by Aprebic Industry Co. Ltd. and imported by Surly Bikes, of Bloomington, Minnesota, a wholly-owned brand of Quality Bicycle Products, Inc. The bicycle forks were sold at bicycle stores nationwide and online retailers from May 2012 through February 2013 for approximately $1,000 individually or on Surly Pugsley bicycles for about $1,750. Bicycle forks owners are urged to immediately stop using bicycles equipped with the recalled product and contact a Surly dealer for a free inspection and replacement or a full refund. Surly Bikes can be reached at (877) 946-9333 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. CT Monday through Friday. For more information, visit Surly Bikes online at www.surlybikes.com and click on the Safety Recall button.

Michael Schafer
The Personal Injury Attorney for Louisville and Kentucky
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