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Cervelo fork recall(3 posts)

Cervelo fork recallDougSloan
Jul 31, 2003 2:01 PM
CPSC, Firms Announce Recall of Bicycle Forks

Name of product: Bicycle Forks

Units: 317

Manufacturer: Cervélo Cycles Inc., of Toronto, Canada

Hazard: The forks on the bicycles can develop cracks near the crown area
resulting in failure of the fork and posing a risk of injury to the rider.

Incidents/Injuries: None

Description: The recall involves "Wolf" all-carbon road bike forks with a 1-inch
diameter threadless steer tube. The bicycle forks were sold with 2003 model Soloist
Team and Super Prodigy bicycles and framesets. A 17cm "Cervélo" logo is printed in
white outlined letters on both fork legs.

Sold at: Bicycle specialty stores nationwide from April 2003 through July 2003 for
about $3,000.

Manufactured in: Toronto, Canada

Remedy: Return the bicycles with the recalled forks to the dealer where purchased or
contact Cervélo's recall hotline to locate the nearest service dealer to receive a
free replacement.

Consumer Contact: For more information, consumers should contact Cervélo Cycles
toll-free at (866) 296-3137 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday CT or
visit the firm's Web site at

on a related notegtx
Jul 31, 2003 2:33 PM
how's the handlebar lawsuit coming along? (or maybe you can't talk about it). And related to that, do any carbon fork manufacturers specify a limited lifetime/durability on their products?
on a related noteDougSloan
Jul 31, 2003 3:08 PM
Waiting for prognosis before filing. Victim still in full neck brace after 14 weeks. Pretty bad.

It seems I recall some limitations on some carbon parts, but I can't recall which. Conversely, Kestrel has a lifetime warranty on the EMS carbon bars, but then that's not the same as a representation that they will last for a lifetime -- just a promise to replace them if they do break.