Rolf Prima Vigor and Elan Rear Bicycle Wheels Recalled(July
6, 2005 - NEWSdial.com) The
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the
firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following
consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products
immediately unless otherwise instructed.
of Product: 2003 Rolf Prima Vigor and Elan Bicycle Wheels
(rear wheel only)
Units: About 870
Manufacturer: Rolf Prima Inc., of Eugene, Ore.
Hazard: The rear wheel freehub mechanism can malfunction causing
no resistance when pedaling. The bicycle rider could lose balance,
fall and suffer injuries.
Incidents/Injuries: No injuries reported.
Description: These 2003 Rolf Prima Vigor and Elan wheels were sold in a
and rear wheel set. Only the rear wheel is affected. “Rolf
Prima Vigor” or “Rolf Prima Elan” are written
on the wheel rim. The wheel models have serial numbers between
03926 and 06586. The serial number is located on the rim, under
the yellow rim tape and is not visible from the outside of the
wheel. The tire, tube and rim strip must be removed.
at: Bicycle specialty stores nationwide from March 2003
through December 2003 for about $850 per set.
Remedy: Contact your local bicycle retailer to have them inspect
your wheels to determine if they are included in the recall.
If so, the dealer will provide a free repair. Repair kits will
be available in 6 to 8 weeks.
Contact: For additional information, contact Rolf Prima
Inc. at (800) 741-6941 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through
Friday or visit www.rolfprima.com.
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