Focus Bicycles Recalls Izalco Max Bicycles Due to Fall Hazard

Dec 17, 2015, 14:30 ET from U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

WASHINGTON, Dec. 17, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2016/Focus-Bicycles-Recalls-Izalco-Max-Bicycles

Recall Summary

Name of Product: Focus Izalco Max Bicycles

Hazard: The headset could cause the carbon-fiber fork steer tube to crack, posing a fall hazard.

Remedy: Repair

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled bicycles and contact Focus Bicycles to schedule a free repair.

Consumer Contact: Focus Bicycles USA toll-free at 877-753-4480 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or online at www.focus-bikes.com and click on "Izalco Max Recall" for more information.

Recall Details

Units: About 470 (an additional 31 sold in Canada)

Description: This recall involves the 2014-2015 Focus Izalco Max bicycles with Acros-brand upper headsets. The headsets are black with the word "Acros" printed in white on the upper headset.

Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received 11 reports of incidents outside the United States, including one reported injury in France. No incidents have been reported in the United States.

Sold at: Independent bicycle retailers nationwide,  and online at www.bikebling.com andwww.carbonconnection.com from January 2014 through August 2015 for between $1,800 and $9,500.

Importer/Distributor: Focus Bicycles USA, Inc., of Carlsbad, Calif.

Manufactured in:  Germany or Taiwan

Note: Health Canada's press release is available at http://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/hc-sc/2015/56280r-eng.php.

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