Box Components Recalls Potentially Defective BMX Bicycle Forks

The company has received about 250 reports in relation to this defect, but no falls or injuries

Box Components Recalls Potentially Defective BMX Bicycle Forks
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May 26, 2016

A bicycle manufacturer is issuing a recall for a possibly faulty piece of equipment.

Box Components has announced that it is recalling certain models of its carbon fiber BMX bicycle forks. In the affected products, the steer tube can become loose in the crown, posing a fall hazard to the rider. About 4,100 units are included in the recall.

The company has received about 250 reports of loosened tubes. No falls or injuries have been reported.

The recall applies to the XE, XL, and XS model bicycle forks. The XE and XL were sold in 20 inch/10 millimeter and 24 inch/10 millimeter specifications, while the XS was sold only in the smaller size. The forks are black with BOX printed in white on the side. The model numbers are printed in white letters on the front face of fork crown. The affected models bear serial numbers 140508, 140606, or 140702.

Consumers could purchase the recalled items at independent bike shops and online from July 2013 through April 2015 for about $300.

Customers should immediately stop using the recalled forks and contact Box Components for a free replacement bicycle fork.

Owners with questions about this recall can contact Box Components at (888) 279-9691.