Recall Notice: Mountain Bike Front Forks

By Paul Mitchell, Q.C.
Categories: Blog, Personal Injury

A mountain bike suspension front fork used on many popular mountain bikes has been recalled as a result of potential failure issues, which could cause serious injury.

Product description:  Fox Evolution 2013 Mountain Bike Suspension Forks

The recalled suspension forks are model year 2013, model number 32 and 34 Fox Evolution Series, with 120 mm to 160 mm of travel.  The Evolution name and logo are on a sticker on the front fork, with the FOX brand name logo.

Recalled forks can be identified by the serial number, which is found on the underside of the crown after removing the front wheel.  The forks were sold as original equipment on some of the following 2013 model year mountain bikes:   BMC, Cannondale, Commencal, Diamondback, GT, Kona, Lapierre, Norco, Orbea, Raleigh, Rocky Mountain, Santa Cruz, Scott, Specialized and Trek.

A small quantity of suspension forks were sold to retailers or distributors as aftermarket accessories.

Hazard identified

The suspension fork’s damper cylinder/piston can separate and cause the front wheel to detach, which could cause a serious injury.

Paul Mitchell, Q.C.is a BC personal injury lawyer who has extensive experience with severe injury claims, including product liability claims arising from mountain bike fork failures.  For more information on this article, or for a confidential discussion of your claim, contact Paul Mitchell, Q.C. at 250-869-1115 (direct line), or send him a confidential email at mitchell@pushormitchell.com