BMC Bicycles Recalled – Fall Hazard
BMC has issued a recall on approximately 160 bicycles comprised of 3 separate models due to a fall hazard.
About the Bicycle Recall
According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), the bicycle forks can crack or break above the brake mount causing potential falls by consumers. The bicycle fork is the part of the bicycle that holds the front wheel in place and allows the rider to maintain balance and steer the bicycle.
The CPSC recommends that consumers should immediately stop using these products and call their local BMC authorized retailer for instructions on receiving a replacement fork.
Description of Bicycles Recalled
- The recall involves the certain models of Alpenchallenge, Urbanchallenge, and Masschallenge.
- These models contain the full carbon Aprebic bike forks with the model number ACC-A7O4DN5OB.
- The fork model number is printed behind the top arch, while the model year is printed on the top tube of the bike.
- Specific models include:
- the Alpenchallenge ACO1 105 Tiagra
- the ACO1 Rival
- the Masschallenge MCO1 Team
- the Urbanchallenge UCO1 Alpine 11.
- The products wer sold by authorized BMC dealers from December 2011 to June 2013 for about $1,000.
- The Alpenchallenge and Urbanchallenge include the 2012 and 2013 year models.
- The Masschallenge includes the 2012 year model.
- The bicycles are designed in the colors black and yellow, or black and red.