Box Components BMX Forks – XE
Washington, DC–(ENEWSPF)–May 26, 2016
Name of product: Bicycle forks
Hazard: The steer tube can become loose in the crown of the fork, posing a fall hazard.
Consumer Contact: Box Components toll-free at (888) 279-9691 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or online at www.boxcomponents.com and click on “Recall” for more information.
Units: About 4,100
Description: This recall involves Box Components’ carbon fiber BMX bicycle forks. The forks are black with “BOX” printed in white on the side. The model numbers are printed in white letters on the front face of fork crown. The affected models have one of the following three serial numbers printed above the crown: 140508, 140606 or 140702. The affected models include:
|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|
Incidents/Injuries: Box Components has received 242 reports of loosened tubes. No falls or injuries have been reported.
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled forks and contact Box Components for a free replacement bicycle fork.
Importer(s): Box Components Inc., of Anaheim, Calif.
Manufactured in: China
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