SR Suntour recalls more than 100k forks

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Forks were sold on $300-$400 bikes from Cannondale, Diamondback, GT, Schwinn, Giant, INA International, Scott and Trek.

VANCOUVER, Wash. (BRAIN) — SR Suntour North America is working with U.S. and Canadian authorities to recall more than 100,000 of its suspension forks due to concerns that the bolt attaching the upper part of the fork to the lower part can break or separate, causing the front wheel to come off bicycles.

There have been 15 reports of bolts breaking or separating, including two reports of minor injuries such as abrasions, cuts and bruises.

The recall involves 68,000 units sold in the United States and 33,600 in Canada. The SR Suntour bicycle fork models M3010 (24- and 26-inch), M3020 (24- and 26-inch), M3030 (26-, 27.5- and 29-inch), NEX (700c) and XCT (20-, 26-, 27.5 and 29-inch) were sold on bikes from Cannondale, Diamondback, GT, Schwinn, Giant, INA International, Scott and Trek.

The bicycles were sold from November 2014 through May 2015 for $300 to $400 at bicycle shops, sporting goods store and mass merchandisers, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.

The recalled forks have serial numbers in the top row beginning with “K” and ending with a number between 141101 and 150127. The fork model and serial numbers are located on the back of the fork’s crown. The serial number is the first row. The model number is in the second row. “SR Suntour” is printed on stickers on both sides of the fork legs.

The CPSC said consumers should immediately stop using bicycles with the recalled forks and return them to the place of purchase for a free inspection and repair.

SR Suntour urges consumers with questions to contact the company at fixingbolt@srsuntour-cycling.com or (888) 820-8458 between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. Central time.

More information: Recall notice on the CPSC website. Notice on SR Suntour website.

Fork serial number location