Rock Shox Recall with and by Consumer Product Safety Commision

CONTACT: Kate Premo
(301) 504-0580 Ext. 1187
June 22, 1995
Release # 95-134



WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer
Product Safety Commission (CPSC), 

RockShox, Inc. of San Jose, California is voluntarily 
recalling 21,000 fork crowns on some of its Mag 20 and Mag 30 
mountain bike suspension forks. The crowns may crack, causing
 a rider to lose control of the bicycle and fall.

      RockShox has received 2 reports of incidents resulting
in alleged personal injuries.  Although these injuries were
minor, there is potential for serious injury.
     The RockShox forks, made only for mountain bikes, were
sold as original equipment on some bicycles and as
after-market equipment for other bicycles for about $330 to
$390. The suspension forks with the defective crowns were
sold through bicycle retail outlets worldwide. The Mag 20
and Mag 30 suspension forks have bright nickel finish and a 
"ROCKSHOX/MAGNESIUM" decal on the front of the fork.
Forks with serial numbers 27266 through 158841 are involved
in this recall. Forks with a dull bronze finish are not
affected by this recall.

      Consumers who own recalled bicycles should stop using
them immediately. Consumers should check the left inside of
the fork for the bike's serial number, then contact RockShox
at (800) 694-0668 to determine if the fork crown is involved
in the recall. If the fork crown is involved, RockShox will
provide a UPS shipping authorization and the fork can be
shipped free of charge to RockShox for a free replacement
crown. Media inquiries should be directed to Chris Smith at
(408) 232-7414.

     The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission protects
the public from the unreasonable risk of injury or death
from 15,000 types of consumer products under the agency's
jurisdiction.  To report a dangerous product or a
product-related injury and for information on CPSC's
fax-on-demand service, call CPSC's hotline at (800)
638-2772 or CPSC's teletypewriter at (800) 638-8270.  To
order a press release through fax-on-demand, call (301)
504-0051 from the handset of your fax machine and
enter the release number.  Consumers can obtain this release
and recall information via Internet gopher services at or report product hazards to

062295, CPSC and Rock Shox Announce Recall of 1992 Mag and
Mag 30 Suspension Fork Crowns, Crown may crack, causing
rider to lose control of bicycle,95136

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