Fall Hazard Prompts Advanced Composites to Recall Bicycle Forks

The fork leg may crack or become damaged

Fall Hazard Prompts Advanced Composites to Recall Bicycle Forks
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June 19, 2017

Advanced Composites has recalled 40 bicycle forks due to a fall hazard.

The fork leg may crack or become damaged, causing the rider to fall.

The affected products include Wound Up Tandem Duo Disc bicycle forks that were manufactured between June 2015 and December 2015. Both the crown and legs are made of carbon, and the words Wound Up can be seen on the legs. The affected serial numbers—which are engraved on the bottom of the disc brake tab mounted on the leg—include the following: AC662, BJ573, CD758, CE779, CE789, CE800, CE805, CE806, CF830, CF831, CG843, CG845, CG848, CG851, CG852, CG853, CG862, CG863, CG865, CH913, CH914, CH915, CH916, CI925, CI926, CI928, CI929, CI931, CI932, CI933, CI973, CI974, CI975, CI976, CK008, CK009, CL056, and CL062.

The affected items were sold at independent bike frame builders from June 2015 until December 2015. They cost roughly $575.

To date, the company has gotten one report of a cracked leg, though there have not been any injuries reported. Nevertheless, consumers are urged to stop using the recalled forks immediately and to send them back to Advanced Composites to be inspected. The company will replace defective forks for free.

For more information, consumers can reach Advanced Composites at (800) 417-1597.