Surly Bikes Recalls Bicycle Forks Due to Fall Hazard
Recall Date: May 8, 2013 Recall Number: 13-185
Name of product: Surly Pugsley Bicycle Forks
Units: About 975
Hazard: The bicycle fork can bend above the disc brake mount, posing a fall hazard to the rider.
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using bicycles equipped with the recalled Surly bicycle fork and contact a Surly dealer for a free inspection and replacement or a full refund.
Description: This recall involves Surly Pugsley 100mm and 135mm bicycle forks made of tubular chromoly steel. "Surly" is printed on both legs of the fork. "Pugsley" is printed on the fork's packaging and on the frame of bikes with the recalled forks. Surly Pugsley 100mm bicycle forks were sold individually only. They are black, have triple water bottle mounts on each side, rack/fender mounts on the top and bottom and have date code 2012 03 20 stamped on the steerer tube. Surly Pugsley 135mm bicycle forks were sold individually and as part of 2013 model year complete bicycles. The 135mm forks are black, yellow or red and are stamped with date code 2012 06 19 on the steerer tube. Model number FK3175, FK3181 or FK0706 is printed on the packaging for forks sold individually. Surly Pugsley bicycle models FM3110-3114, FM3175-79, BK3110-14 and BK3175-79 were sold with the recalled forks as original equipment. The bicycle's model number is printed on the bicycle's packaging.
Incidents/Injuries: Surly Bikes has received one report of a fork bending above the disc brake mount. No injuries have been reported.
Sold at: Bicycle stores nationwide and on various websites from May 2012 through February 2013 for about $100 individually or on Surly Pugsley bicycles for about $1,750.
Consumer Contact: Surly Bikes, toll-free at (877) 946-9333 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or online at www.surlybikes.com and click on the Safety Recall button for more information.
Importer: Surly Bikes, of Bloomington, Minn., a wholly-owned brand of Quality Bicycle Products, Inc.
Manufacturer: Aprebic Industry Co. Ltd., of Taiwan