Bicycle Safety Recall

Boken Bike

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Office of Information and Public Affairs Washington, DC 20207

July 7, 2006
Release #06-206
Firm’s Recall Hotline: (866) 433-5887
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Felt Bicycles Announce Recall to Repair Mountain Bicycles for Brake

WASHINGTON, D.C. – 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.

Name of Product: Felt Mountain Bicycles

Units: About 700

Importer: Felt Bicycles, of Lake Forest, Calif.

Manufacturer: Kinesis, Taiwan.

Hazard: The steel brake boss can detach from the frame, causing the
rider to lose control and fall.

Incidents/Injuries: Felt Bicycles has received three reports of the
brake boss coming loose. No injuries reported.

Description: This recall involves all model year 2005 and 2006 Kinesis
made RXC bicycles. The frames on these bicycles are made with carbon
fiber rear seat stays and are equipped with V-style brakes, and not
equipped with disk brakes from the factory. Frames affected by this
recall were shipped to dealers between October 2004 and April 2006.

Sold at: Bicycle specialty stores nationwide from October 2004 through
April 2006 for between $1,050 and $5,000.

Manufactured In: Taiwan

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the bicycles immediately and contact
your local Felt bicycle dealer to receive a free inspection and repair.

Consumer Contact: For more information, contact Felt Bicycles at (866)
433-5887 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or visit
the firm’s Web site at

To view this recall online, please visit the CPSC website

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