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BMC Recalls Three Models of Bicycles Due to Fall Hazard; Bicycle Fork Can Break

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SOURCE U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

WASHINGTON, May 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is an independent federal agency created by Congress in 1973 and charged with protecting the American public from unreasonable risks of serious injury or death from more than 15,000 types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury, call the CPSC hotline at 1-800-638-2772, or visit http//:www.cpsc.gov/talk.html. Further recall information is available at http://www.cpsc.gov.

Recall Summary

Name of Product: BMC Alpenchallenge, Masschallenge and Urbanchallenge Bicycles with Aprebic Forks

Hazard: The bicycle forks can crack or break above the brake mount posing a fall hazard to consumers.

Remedy: Replace

Consumer Contact: BMC at (800) 819-4262 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.bmc-racing.com and click on "Service" then click on the "Recall page" link or email at infousa@bmc-switzerland.com for more information.

To see photos of the recalled products, go to: http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2014/BMC-Recalls-Three-Models-of-Bicycles/  

Recall Details

Units: About 160

Description: The recall involves certain models of Alpenchallenge, Urbanchallenge and Masschallenge bicycles equipped with full carbon Aprebic bike forks model ACC-A704DN50B.  The fork model number is printed behind the top arch. Specific bicycle models included in the recall are Alpenchallenge AC01 105 Tiagra, Alpenchallenge AC01 Rival, Masschallenge MC01 Team and the Urbanchallenge UC01 Alfine 11. Both the Alpenchallenge and Urbanchallenge bicycles include the 2012 and 2013 model years. The Masschallenge bicycle includes model year 2012. The model year is printed on the top tube of the bike. The bicycles come in black and yellow, or black and red color combinations. 

Incidents/Injuries: None reported. 

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using these recalled bicycles immediately and contact their local BMC authorized dealer for instructions on receiving a replacement fork.

Sold at: Authorized BMC bicycle dealers nationwide from December 2011 to June 2013 for about $1,000.

Importer: BMC, of San Diego, Calif.

Manufactured in: Taiwan

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction.  Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals – contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years.

Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly-announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission.

To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury go online to www.SaferProducts.gov or call CPSC's Hotline at (800) 638-2772 or teletypewriter at (301) 595-7054 for the hearing impaired. Consumers can obtain news release and recall information at www.cpsc.gov, on Twitter @USCPSC or by subscribing to CPSC's free e-mail newsletters.

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