This recall involves Öhlins branded RXF36 Air and RXF34 Air suspension forks sold as aftermarket equipment and as original equipment on some Specialized-branded Enduro, Stumpjumper, Fuse, and Levo mountain bicycles. A bicycle fork is the part that holds the front wheel. The recalled forks are black with “ÖHLINS” written in gold on each of the fork lowers. They have “RXF36” or “RXF34” printed across the fork arch. RXF36 Coil Forks (no air valve on the right-side top cap and “TTX” and “Coil” written on the back of the left fork lowers) are not included in this recall.
Front air Suspension Bicycle ForksAbout 5,400 (In addition, about 550 were sold in Canada)
URL : http://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/hc-sc/2018/68148r-eng.php
Bicycles sold at authorized Specialized Retailers nationwide from January 2016 through September 2018. Öhlins bicycle forks sold as aftermarket accessories through authorized Specialized retailers, independent retailers, including Jenson USA, Fanatik Bike Co. and online at www.backcountry.com for between about $1,000 and $1,250.
Recall Date: Nov 27, 2018
The firms have received four reports in the United States of the air cartridge abruptly springing out of the fork stanchion tube, including a report of a bruised shoulder and a broken rib.
A-pro Tech Co., Ltd, of Taiwan
Öhlins Racing AB, of Upplands Väsby, Sweden and Specialized Bicycle Components, Inc., of Morgan Hill, Calif.
Recall ID: 8461
Last Published: Nov 27, 2018
Emert Number: 19040
Emert Status: Announced