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SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif., Oct. 31, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --
FOX initiated a voluntary recall on October 22, 2013 of certain model year 2013 Evolution Series forks manufactured between March 1, 2012 and November 30, 2012. This is a reminder that consumers should stop using the recalled product immediately.
Name of Product: Specified FOX Model year 2013, 32 and 34 Evolution Series Forks having 120-160mm of travel
UNITS: about 40,000 units total worldwide, of which about 12,500 were sold in the U.S. and Canada.
MANUFACTURER: Fox Factory of Scotts Valley, CA
HAZARD: The fork damper cylinder / piston assembly in some of these units may separate and allow the fork to over-extend under certain circumstances, possibly causing the front wheel to detach from the bicycle while in use, creating a fall hazard.
INCIDENTS/INJURIES: FOX has received 1 report of an incident in which a broken damper may have caused the fork to over-extend and allow the front wheel to detach.