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Advanced Sports International recalls Fuji Bicycles due to fall hazard

MEDIA RELEASE

Name of product:
Fuji bicycles

Hazard:
The rear wheel freehub can slip while pedaling, posing a fall hazard.

Remedy:
Replace

Consumer Contact:
Advanced Sports International toll‐free at 888-286‐6263 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at fujibikes.com or ovalconcepts.com and click on “Recall Notice” at the bottom of the page for more information.

Units:
About 650

Description:
This recall involves Advanced Sports International’s 2017 Fuji bicycles with Oval Concepts Rear Wheels. The aluminum or carbon fiber bicycles come in a variety of colors. The bicycle model name is printed on the frame of the bicycle. The wheel model number is printed on the rim of the wheel. The hub model number is printed on the drive-side hub flange.

Recalled models include:

Incidents/Injuries:
Advanced Sports International has received four reports of freehub slipping while pedaling. No crashes or injuries have been reported.

Remedy:
Consumers should immediately stop riding the recalled bicycles and contact Advanced Sports International to receive a free replacement freehub body.

Sold At:
Fuji Bicycle and Authorized Oval Concept dealers from April 2016 through October 2016 for between $2,000 to $8,000.

Importer(s):
Advanced Sports International, of Philadelphia, Pa.

Distributor(s):
Advanced Sports International, of Philadelphia, Pa.

Manufactured In:
China and 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 help 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 @OnSafety or by subscribing to CPSC’s free e-mail newsletters.

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Sep 22, 2017 / 11:20 am

 

 

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