Units: About 500.
Manufacturer/importer: Quality Bicycle Products, Inc., of Bloomington, Minn.
Hazard: The steering tube on the bicycle fork can crack or break, causing a sudden loss of steering control and causing a fall hazard to bicyclists.
Incidents/injuries: There have been two reports of forks cracking or breaking, including one incident resulting in abrasions and bruises to the rider.
Description: The recall involves carbon fiber/aluminum forks included with the Salsa model F-01 Campeon frame set in either White/Black or Red/Black color combinations. Units included in this recall have a code of CK, DA, or DB and a serial number from 03400 to 04600. The model number, date code and serial number are located on a label at the base of the steerer tube near the crown of the fork.
Sold at: Bicycle specialty stores nationwide from April 2004 through June 2004. The Salsa frameset that included the recalled bicycle fork sold for about $940.
Manufactured in: Taiwan.
Remedy: Contact your local Salsa dealer to schedule a free repair. Salsa dealers have notified consumers directly about this recall.
Consumer contact: (952) 941-9391 ext. 2004 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday or send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.