|The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announces the following recall in voluntary cooperation with the firm below. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.|
Name of product: Full Speed Ahead (FSA) Scatto bicycle wheel quick releases
Units: About 1,375 sets
Manufacturer: Full Speed Ahead, Inc. of Woodinville, Washington
Hazard: An internal part in the lever mechanism can break, reducing clamping effectiveness and rendering the unit inoperable, potentially causing a bicyclist to fall.
Incidents/Injuries: There have been 12 reports of the quick release mechanism failing, but no injuries have been reported.
Description: The Full Speed Ahead Scatto quick release was sold as standard equipment for RD-400 and XC-300 bicycle wheelsets and also separately. The levers are laser etched “FSA" and the end pieces have a distinctive round shape.
Sold at: Bike shops, catalogs, and Web sites sold the recalled quick releases nationwide from October 2003 through September 2004 for $49.95 per set.
Manufactured in: Taiwan
Remedy: Free replacement. Consumers should stop using the quick releases and call Full Speed Ahead toll-free at (877) 743-3372 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or write to Full Speed Ahead, Inc., 12810 NE 178th St #102, Woodinville, WA 98072.
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