The CPSC also announced that Marzocchi recalled about 70 Bicycle Forks due to a crash hazard and a risk of injury during repair.Ã‚Â The recalled Marzocchi Bicycle Forks were manufactured by Tenneco-Marzocchi s.r.l., of Bologna, Italy and were made in Taiwan.Ã‚Â The Marzocchi Bicycle Forks were recalled because the suspension system on the bicycle equipped with the recalled forks could become completely compressed and could fail to return to its original position after a forceful landing. This defect can cause riders to lose control of the bicycle and crash.Ã‚Â The forks can expand forcefully if repair is attempted by the consumer, which also poses a risk of serious injury.Ã‚Â Marzocchi has received eight reports of damaged forks outside of the United States, including a report of an injury from a fall.
The recalled Marzocchi Bicycle Forks were sold for installation on mountain bikes. The recall involves certain 2008 model year 888RC3 and 888RC3WC suspensions with date codes beginning with T07D07, T07D08, and T07D09.Ã‚Â The recalled Marzocchi Bicycle Forks are white or black with red and black artwork on the legs and were sold at a variety of bicycle parts distributors and retailers nationwide from July 2007 through September 2007 for between $1,000 and $1,700.
The CPSC is advising consumers to stop using the recalled Marzocchi Bicycle Forks immediately, and return them to the dealer where purchased for a free repair. Consumers should not attempt to repair the forks.Ã‚Â Marzocchi can be reached toll-free at (800) 227-5579 between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, by email at Techinfo@Marzocchiusa.com, or at the firmÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Website at www.marzocchi.com.