About Manitou Nixon Comp, Platinum, Super/Plus, Elite Bicycle Suspension Forks

Recall Date: 11/8/2004

Answer Products Inc. Recall of Bicycle Suspension Forks Recall Alert U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Office of Information and Public Affairs Washington, DC 20207 Originally issued November 8, 2004 Revised September 16, 2009 Alert #05-507 Note: Phone number change, email address replaces web site. CPSC, Answer Products Inc. Announce Recall of Bicycle Suspension Forks The following product safety recall was conducted voluntarily by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. Consumers should stop using the product immediately until the travel upgrade is installed. Name of Product: Manitou Bicycle Suspension Forks Units: About 8,032 Manufacturer/Importer: Answer Products, Inc., Valencia, CA Hazard: The top of the Manitou bicycle suspension fork, when fully compressed, may contact the front tire, resulting in a loss of control of the bicycle and presenting a fall hazard to a bicyclist. Incidents/Injuries: One report of a Manitou Stance allowing the tire to rub against the top of the fork. No injuries have been reported. Description: The recall involves 2005 Manitou Nixon, Stance and Sherman bicycle suspension forks installed on various high-end mountain bicycles. The Manitou bicycle suspension forks have the model names printed on the sides of the lower leg portions of the fork. Specific models are listed in the table below. 2005 Manitou Nixon Comp, Platinum, Super and Super Plus 145 Suspension Fork Elite 115-145 Suspension Fork Sherman Jumper 110 Suspension Fork Stance Static 80 & 100 Suspension Fork Blunt 100 & 130 Suspension Fork Flow 100-130 Suspension Fork Sold at: Retailers and distributors have sold bicycles with the affected forks from July 2004 through September 2004 for over $1,000. Manufactured in: USA and Taiwan Remedy: Consumers should check the back of the lower leg portion of the fork for a decal stating “Tire Clearance Upgrade Installed”. If absent, consumers should stop using the bicycle immediately and contact Answer to arrange for a free travel upgrade kit to be installed at no cost. Consumers should discard the old Owners’ Manual and contact Answer to send a free Owners’ Manual. Consumer Contact: Contact Answer Products, Inc. at 888.MTN.DISC (888.686.3472) 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Central Time or at manitoutech@hayesbicycle.com

Consumer Contact

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Manufacturers

  • Answer Products
  • Manitou

Made In

  • Taiwan
  • United States

Category ID: 1850

Hazards

  • Vehicle Accident

Resolution, Remedy, Fix

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Sources: https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2005/CPSC-Answer-Products-Inc-Announce-Recall-of-Bicycle-Suspension-Forks-