Box Components Recalls BMX Bicycle Forks Due to Fall Hazard
According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Box Components has issued a recall of BMX Bicycle Forks because the steer tube can become loose in the crown of the fork, posing a fall hazard.
About the Bicycle Forks Recall
The CPSC reports that the Box Components recall was issued because of a fall hazard posed by the bicycle fork.
About 4,100 of the recalled products were produced and sold at independent bike shops and online at www.danscomp.com and www.jrbicycles.com from July 2013 through April 2015 for about $300.
Though no injuries or falls have been reported, Box Components has received 242 reports of loosened tubes. It is advised that consumers should immediately stop using the recalled forks and contact Box Components for a free replacement bike fork.
Description of the Recalled Bicycle Forks
All information is provided by the CPSC:
- The recall covers Box Components’ carbon fiber BMX bicycle forks (the forks are black with “BOX” printed in white on the side).
- The recall covers models with serial numbers 140508, 140606, 140702
- Model numbers included in the recall are:
- XE (20 inch, 10 mm)
- XE (24 inch, 10 mm)
- XL (20 inch, 10 mm)
- XL (24 inch, 10 mm)
- XS (20 inch, 10 mm)
- The model numbers can be found on the front face of the fork crown and the serial numbers are printed above the crown.