REI Recalls Bicycles Due to Fall Hazard
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REI Recalls Bicycles Due to Fall Hazard

Tuesday, March 01, 2011By Richard Alexander

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with REI (Recreational Equipment, Inc.) dba Novara, of Kent, Wash.announced a voluntary recall of the Novara Fusion Bicycles.

This recall involves Novara Fusion bicycles with serial numbers U95Y07321, U96Y28393, or in the sequential range of the last four digits U96Y28876 through U96Y29128. Serial numbers are located on the underside of the bike. The espresso-colored bicycles were sold in two styles, the Step Through and the Fusion. The Step Through was sold in extra small/small, while the Fusion was available in medium, large, and extra large.

The alloy steerer tube could separate from the fork causing the rider to lose control, posing a fall hazard to consumers.To date REI has received one report of a steerer tube detaching. No injuries have been reported. The bike's which were manufactured in Taiwan were sold exclusively atREI stores nationwide and at REI.com from November 2009 to November 2010 for between $600 and $900.

Consumers should immediately stop riding the bicycles and contact their local REI store or the REI customer service center to arrange for a replacement fork to be installed free of charge.  For more information, contact REI at (800) 426-4840 anytime or go to REI's website at http://www.rei.com/help/recall/index.html.

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