Öhlins recalls suspension forks sold on Specialized bikes and in the aftermarket

By Steve Frothingham

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — Öhlins and Specialized are working with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission to recall about 6,000 Öhlins suspension forks that were included on some Specialized mountain bikes and sold in the aftermarket.

The forks’ air cartridges can come unthreaded and abruptly spring out of the stanchion tube, posing fall and injury risks. The companies have received four incident reports, including one that involved some injuries.

Consumers are being told to stop using bikes with the affected forks and contact an Öhlins or Specialized dealer for a free repair.

About 5,400 of the forks were sold in the U.S. and 550 were sold in Canada.

Consumers can contact Öhlins at 877-922-3877 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.ohlins.com and click on “Recall” for more information. They can contact Specialized Bicycle at 800-722-4423 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.specialized.com and click on “SAFETY NOTICES” for more information.

This recall involves Öhlins branded RXF36 Air and RXF34 Air suspension forks. They were original equipment on Specialized-branded Enduro, Stumpjumper, Fuse, and Levo mountain bikes. The recalled forks are black with “ÖHLINS” written in gold …read more

Via:: Bicycle Retailer and Industry News