WASHINGTON, Dec. 27, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- https://cpsc.gov/Recalls/2018/Rocky-Mountain-Bicycles-Recall-Mountain-Bicycles-Due-to-Crash-Hazard
Name of Product: Mountain bicycles
Hazard: The brake cable housing was not secured properly during manufacturing, which can cause brake failure, posing a crash hazard to the rider.
Consumers should stop using the recalled bicycles immediately and contact an authorized Rocky Mountain dealer for free inspection and free repair.
Units: About 1,300 (in addition, 1,800 were sold in Canada)
This recall involves all model year 2018 Altitude, Instinct and Pipeline mountain bicycles. The carbon fiber and aluminum bicycles were sold in different colors. The model name is printed on a sticker on the top tube of the bicycles. Rocky Mountain is printed on the down tube. The Rocky Mountain logo is also printed on the headbadge on the headtube. The specified platform family is also printed on the rear triangle of the bicycle at the seatstay.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported
Sold At: Rocky Mountain bicycle dealers nationwide from June 2017 through November 2017 for between $2,600 and $7,300.
Importer: Rocky Mountain Bicycles, of Canada
Distributor: Rocky Mountain Bicycles, of Canada
Manufacturer: Rocky Mountain Bicycles, of Canada
Manufactured in: Taiwan and Canada
In Conjunction With: Canada
Note: Health Canada's press release is available at: http://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/hc-sc/2017/65472r-eng.php
This recall was conducted voluntarily by the company under CPSC's Fast Track Recall process. Fast Track recalls are initiated by firms, who commit to work with CPSC to quickly announce the recall and remedy to protect consumers.
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