Advanced Composites Inc., of Salt Lake City, Utah, is recalling about 40 “Wound Up Tandem Duo Disc” bicycle forks that were sold at independent bike frame builders from June 2015 to December 2015.

The fork leg can crack or become damaged, posing a fall hazard.The company has received one report of a crack in a fork leg next to the disc brake tab. No injuries have been reported, but a cracked fork that breaks could cause the rider to fall and suffer injuries or death.

The forks have a carbon crown and the words “Wound Up” printed on the legs. Serial numbers are engraved on the bottom of the disc brake tab mounted on the fork leg.

The serial numbers included by the recall are: AC662, BJ573, CD758, CE779, CE789, CE800, CE805, CE806, CF830, CF831, CG843, CG845, CG848, CG851, CG852, CG853, CG862, CG863, CG865, CH913, CH914, CH915, CH916, CI925, CI926, CI928, CI929, CI931, CI932, CI933, CI973, CI974, CI975, CI976, CK008, CK009, CL056 and CL062.

The recalled forks were sold for about $574 and manufactured in the USA.

Advanced Composites is asking consumers to immediately stop using the recalled forks and send them back to the company for an inspection. Advanced Composites will inspect the forks and provide a free replacement for the defective forks, including shipping costs.

For more information, please contact Advanced Composites at 800-417-1597 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. MT Monday through Friday, or online and click on “Recall Alert.”

Source: Advanced Composites Recalls Bicycle Forks Due to Fall Hazard (Recall Alert)

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