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NEWS from CPSC
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Office of Information and Public Affairs Washington, DC 20207
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 12, 2009
Release #09-129 Firm's Recall Hotline: (877) 322-8760
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
Strangulation Death of a Child Prompts Hill Sportswear To Recall Hooded Sweatshirts with Drawstrings
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is announcing today a voluntary recall by Hill Sportswear Inc., of Paramount, Calif., of 300,000 hooded drawstring sweatshirts. CPSC received one report of a death involving a 3-year-old boy in Fresno, Calif. He was strangled when the drawstring on the hooded sweatshirt that he was wearing became stuck on a play ground set.
The sweatshirts, Kid Pullover Hood Sweatshirt and Kid Zipper Sweatshirt with Hood, have drawstrings through the hood. The drawstrings should be removed immediately since they can become caught on objects and strangle a child. In February 1996, CPSC issued guidelines (pdf) to help prevent children from strangling or getting entangled on the neck and waist drawstrings in upper garments, such as jackets or sweatshirts.
The recall includes the Kid Pullover Hood and Kid Zipper with Hood. The Kid Pullover Hood has a flat style drawstring at the neck, one middle front pocket, and fleece inside lining. Top sewn in label reads "HILL/ Made in USA." The hooded Zipper children's sweatshirt has a rounded style drawstring at the neck, two front pockets, and fleece inside lining. Top sewn in label reads "HILL/ Made in USA". The recalled sweatshirts were sold at various small retailers in California and Texas from August 1999 through December 2008 for approximately $8.
Due to the serious nature of this hazard, parents are urged to immediately remove the drawstrings from the sweatshirts or return the garment to either the place of purchase or to Hill Sportswear for a full refund.
Consumers should contact Hill Sportswear toll-free at (877) 322-8760 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. (PT) Monday through Friday.


NEWS from CPSC
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Office of Information and Public Affairs Washington, DC 20207
________________________________________
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 12, 2009
Release #09-128 Firm's Recall Hotline: (866) 902-2798
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
Disney Store Recalls Toy Tool Sets Due to Choking Hazard
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: Playhouse Disney "Handy Manny" Toy Tool Sets
Units: About 20,000
Importer/Retailer: Disney Store USA LLC, of Pasadena, Calif.
Hazard: The tools contain eyes that can separate, posing a choking hazard to young children.
Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received three reports of detached eyes, including two reports of children who started to choke on the pieces. No injuries have been reported.
Description: The recalled Playhouse Disney "Handy Manny" Tool Set is a plastic, eight-piece toy set that includes a tool box, hammer, saw, pliers, wrench, tape measure and two screwdrivers. The name "Handy Manny" is embossed on one side of the tool box. The UPC (#405144100614 or #422147400633) can be located on the product's packaging.
Sold exclusively at: The Disney Store nationwide from October 2007 through January 2009 for about $15.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled toy away from children and return it to any Disney Store for a full refund.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact the Disney Store toll-free at (866) 902-2798 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.DisneyStore.com


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NEWS from CPSC
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Office of Information and Public Affairs Washington, DC 20207
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 12, 2009
Release #09-127 Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 892-2668
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
Nordica USA Recalls to Repair Skis; Binding Plates Can Break, Poses Fall Hazard to Skiers
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: XBi ALU Skis
Units: About 4,500 pairs
Distributor: Nordica USA, of West Lebanon, N.H.
Hazard: The binding plates could crack or break, causing the skier to lose control or fall and suffer injuries.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description and Models: This recall involves the XBi binding component which has been utilized on the following Nordica ski models and model years:
Year Series
2006 MACH3POWER
2007 DOBSPIT
2007 MACH3POWER
2007 MACH3
2007 MACH2
2007 HELLCAT
2007 FIREFOX
2007 DOBPROSL
2008 FIREFOX
2008 DOBPROSL
2008 DOBPROGS
Sold by: Ski retailers nationwide from August 2006 through December 2008 for between $800 and $1,500.
Manufactured in: Italy
Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled skis immediately and return them to the retailer for a free replacement binding plate.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Nordica USA at (800) 892-2668 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, email the company at info@nordicausa.com, or visit the company's Web site at www.nordicausa.com


NEWS from CPSC
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Office of Information and Public Affairs Washington, DC 20207
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 11, 2009
Release #09-126 Firm's Recall Hotline: (888) 611-9905
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
Outdoor Stoves Recalled by Jetboil Due to Burn Hazard
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: Personal Cooking Systems and Group Cooking Systems
Units: About 15,000
Manufacturer: Jetboil Inc., of Manchester, N.H.
Hazard: A tight valve attached to the stove's fuel source can allow gas to leak, posing a fire hazard to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: Jetboil has received five reports of fires resulting from leaking fuel. No injuries have been reported.
Description: This recall involves personal and group cooking stoves often used during outdoor camping. The recalled models include: Personal Cooking Systems in black (PBL075-BLK-(PCS) and camo (PBL075-CAMO-(PCS), Backcountry Gourmet Set (BDLFRY), Personal Cooking System with Companion Cup (BDL001), Personal Cooking System with Pot Support & Stabilizer (BDL002), Personal Cooking System with Coffee Press (BDL003), and Personal Cooking System Java Kit (BDLJAVA) and Group Cooking System (GCS150).
Sold at: Specialty outdoor and general sporting goods stores nationwide and on the Internet from July 2008 through November 2008 for between $100 and $130.
Manufactured in: United States
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled product and contact Jetboil for a repair or replacement.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Jetboil toll-free at (866) 611-9905 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.jetboil.com. Consumers can also email the firm at customerservice@jetboil.com


NEWS from CPSC
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Office of Information and Public Affairs Washington, DC 20207
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 10, 2009
Release #09-125 Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 227-5579
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
Marzocchi Recalls Bicycle Forks Due to Crash Hazard and Risk of Injury during Repair
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: Bicycle Forks
Units: About 70
Manufacturer: Tenneco-Marzocchi s.r.l., of Bologna, Italy
Hazard: The suspension system on bikes with the recalled forks could become completely compressed and fail to return to its original position after a forceful landing. This can cause riders to lose control of the bicycle and crash. The forks can also expand forcefully if repair is attempted by the consumer, posing a risk of serious injury.
Incidents/Injuries: The firm has eight reports of damaged forks outside the U.S., including a report of an injury from a fall.
Description: The recalled bicycle forks were sold for installation on mountain bikes. The recall involves certain 2008 model year 888RC3 and 888RC3WC suspensions with date codes beginning with T07D07, T07D08 and T07D09. The forks are white or black with red and black artwork on the legs.
Sold at: Various bicycle parts distributors and retailers nationwide from July 2007 through September 2007 for between $1,000 and $1,700.
Manufactured in: Taiwan
Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled bicycle forks immediately, and return them to the dealer where purchased for a free repair. Consumers should not attempt to repair the forks.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Marzocchi at (800) 227-5579 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, e-mail the firm at Techinfo@Marzocchiusa.com, or visit the firm's Web site at www.marzocchi.com


NEWS from CPSC
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Office of Information and Public Affairs Washington, DC 20207
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 10, 2009
Release #09-124 Firm's Recall Hotline: (866) 949-8567
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
Catalina Lighting Recalls Halogen Clamp Lamps Due to Fire and Burn Hazard; Sold Exclusively At Staples Stores
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: Halogen Clamp Lamps
Units: About 2,000
Manufacturer: Catalina Lighting Inc., of Miami, Fla.
Hazard: The UV glass lens on the lamp can crack, exposing the halogen bulb, posing a fire and burn hazard.
Incidents/Injuries: Catalina Lighting has received 65 reports of broken lenses. No injuries have been reported.
Description: The halogen clamp lamps, also known as architect's lamp, have 150 watt halogen bulb, an articulating arm, and a clamp desk lamp that adjusts up, down and swivels. Only lamps with model number 13456-US and lot numbers C06081581V185, C06081582V185 and C06081584V185 are included in the recall.
Sold at: Staples retail stores nationwide from July 2008 through October 2008 for about $50.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumer should immediately stop using the recalled lamp and contact Catalina Lighting to receive a free replacement lens.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Catalina Lighting toll-free at (866) 949-8567 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday or visit the firm's Web site at www.catalinalighting.com


NEWS from CPSC
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Office of Information and Public Affairs Washington, DC 20207
________________________________________
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 10, 2009
Release #09-123 Firm's Recall Hotline: (888) 837-1380
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
Camp Stoves Sold Exclusively at Dick's Sporting Goods Recalled Due to Burn Hazard
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: "Field & Stream" Dual Burner Camp Stoves
Units: About 6,700
Importer: Dick's Sporting Goods, of Pittsburgh, Pa.
Manufacturer: Rankam Group Ltd., of China
Hazard: Gas could flow at a rate that would produce higher than expected flames. Rainwater in the burners can also prevent proper ignition and allow gas to build-up and ignite unexpectedly. These conditions pose burn hazards to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: This recall involves the "Field & Stream" dual burner camp stove, which is a propane-fueled portable stove. The style number (#CEH00475) can be located on the product's packaging. The "Field & Stream" logo is on the back panel of the stove behind the burners.
Sold at: Dick's Sporting Goods stores nationwide and on the firm's Web site from January 2008 to October 2008 for between $100 and $120.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should stop using the camp stoves immediately, and contact Dick's Sporting Goods to receive a free repair kit.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Dick's Sporting Goods toll-free at (888) 837-1380 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday; e-mail the firm at CampStove@rankam.com; or visit the firm's Web site at www.dickssportinggoods.com


NEWS from CPSC
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Office of Information and Public Affairs Washington, DC 20207
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 10, 2009
Release #09-122 Firms' Recall Hotlines: (866) 677-4771 or (866) 465-3655
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
Golfer's Billiard Games Recalled by Dick's Sporting Goods and Golf Galaxy Due to Violation of Lead Paint Standard
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firms 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: Golfer's Billiard Games
Units: About 2,300
Distributor/Retailer: Dick's Sporting Goods Inc., of Pittsburgh, Pa., and Golf Galaxy Inc., of Pittsburgh, Pa.
Manufacturer: Golf Gifts and Gallery, of Powers Lake, Wisc.
Hazard: Surface paints on the golf balls can contain excess levels of lead.
Incidents/Injuries: None.
Description and Models: The recalled golfer's billiard game includes 15 golf balls (with exterior paint and design to resemble a billiard ball) and six putting cups. The recall involves the Acuity Golfer's Billiard Game, Style #AC302, and the Clubhouse Golfer's Billiard Game, Style #302. The name and style number are located on the product's packaging.
Sold at: The Acuity model was sold at Dick's Sporting Goods stores nationwide from October 2008 to December 2008 for about $30. The Clubhouse model was sold at Golf Galaxy stores nationwide and on its Web site from May 2008 to December 2008 for about $30.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should stop using the product immediately and return it to the store where purchased for a full refund.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact the retailer of purchase.
Dick's Sporting Goods: call (866) 677-4771 between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit www.dickssportinggoods.com
Golf Galaxy: call (866) 465-3655 between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit www.golfgalaxy.com






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Recall Alert
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Office of Information and Public Affairs Washington, DC 20207
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February 10, 2009
Alert #09-721
ATVs Recalled By KTM North America Due to Brake Failure
The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. Consumers should stop using the product immediately unless otherwise instructed.
Product Involved: All-Terrain Vehicles (ATVs)
Units: About 2,700
Distributor: KTM North America Inc., of Amherst, Ohio
Hazard: The rear brake caliper support can crack and the front brake operation can experience a loss of pressure, posing a risk of the rider losing braking and steering control and suffering injuries or death.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: The model name and KTM logo are located on the side of the recalled ATVs. The following models are included in this recall:
Model Year Model Name Description
2008, 2009 450XC Black/Orange
2008, 2009 525XC Black/Orange
2009 450SX Black/Orange
2009 505SX Black/Orange
Sold by: KTM dealers nationwide from August 2007 through January 2009 for between $9,300 and $11,700.
Manufactured in: Austria
Remedy: Consumers should stop using these vehicles immediately and contact their local KTM dealer to schedule an appointment for a free repair. Consumers with the recalled ATVs have been directly contacted regarding this recall.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact KTM toll-free at (888) 985-6090 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm's Web site at www.ktmnorthamerica.com


Recall Alert
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Office of Information and Public Affairs Washington, DC 20207
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February 5, 2009
Alert #09-720
The Land of Nod Recalls to Repair Cottage Bunk Beds Due to Fall Hazard
The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by the Land of Nod in cooperation with the CPSC. Consumers should stop using the product immediately unless otherwise instructed.
Name of Product: Cottage Bunk Beds
Units: About 750
Importer: The Land of Nod, of Northbrook, Ill.
Hazard: When screws are missing from the upper bunk's guardrails, the vertical slats on the guardrails can detach and pose the risk of children falling when getting in or out of the upper bunk.
Incidents/Injuries: The firm received two reports of vertical slats detaching from the upper bunk guardrails. No injuries have been reported.
Description: The Cottage Bunk Beds can be configured as bunk beds or as twin beds. The assembled bunk bed dimensions are 81.5 inches (length) by 43.5 inches (width) by 74.5 inches (height). The beds were sold in both white (model #s 236-519 and 188-174) and pine/honey finishes (model #s 459-410 and 172-596) and included a long and a short upper bunk guardrail, each of which should be secured to the inside of the upper bunk bed's side rail with screws. Stickers bearing the model numbers are located on the inside of the lower bunk headboard.
Sold by: The Land of Nod catalog, Web site www.landofnod.com and at The Land of Nod stores in Illinois and Washington state from January 2006 through January 2009 for about $1,100.
Manufactured in: Brazil
Remedy: Consumers should check that all screws that attach the guardrails to the upper bunk have been installed. If the screws have not been installed, stop using the beds as a bunk bed immediately and contact The Land of Nod to receive new screws free of charge. All known purchasers have been notified of the recall.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact The Land of Nod at (800) 933-9904, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT, Monday through Friday.




NEWS from CPSC
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Office of Information and Public Affairs Washington, DC 20207
________________________________________
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 4, 2009
Release #09-118 Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 356-4727
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
Playland International Recalls Swing Sets Due to Fall Hazard
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: Arch Swing Sets
Units: About 700
Manufacturer: Playland International, Carrollton, Ga.
Hazard: The metal around the weld at the top of the swing frame can fail, causing the top bar to fall, posing a fall and impact hazard to the user or by-standers.
Incidents/Injuries: The firm received one report of a child who suffered a head injury as a result of being struck by the top of the bar on the swing.
Description: The recalled includes swings sets with a 3.5 inch arch swing frame and a 3.5 inch top metal bar. The recalled swing sets come in red, orange, yellow, blue, tan, white, black , brown, teal, green, fuchsia, burgundy and purple.
Sold by: Playland International dealers nationwide from September 2001 through May 2006 for between $800 and $2300.
Manufactured in: United States
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled swing sets and contact Playland for instruction on receiving and installing a free repair kit.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Playland International at (800) 356-4727 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.playland-inc.com, or e-mail the firm at swingrecall@playland-inc.com






NEWS from CPSC
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Office of Information and Public Affairs Washington, DC 20207
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 4, 2009
Release #09-117 Firm's Recall Hotline: (866) 690-2540
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
Dorel Juvenile Group Recalls Safety 1st Stair Gates Due to Fall Hazard
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: Safety 1st SmartLight Stair Gates
Units: 100,000
Importer: Dorel Juvenile Group USA, of Columbus, Ind.
Hazard: The hinges that hold the stair gate in place can break, posing a fall hazard to children if the gate is placed at the top of the stairs.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: The recall involves the Safety 1st SmartLight Stair Gate with model number 42111, which is printed on a sticker under the handle panel. The gates, which were manufactured before December 31, 2007, are white metal with a gray handle and a motion sensor nightlight that illuminates on approach. The manufacture date is located below the gate's handle as a date wheel imprinted in the plastic; an arrow indicates the month, and the year is stamped inside the circle. The manufacture date is also printed on a sticker inside the battery door.
Sold at: Mass merchandise and juvenile product stores nationwide, including Babies R Us and Wal-Mart, from January 2005 through December 2007 for about $60.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled gate and contact the company to obtain a free repair kit.
Consumer Contact: Consumers can call the toll-free number 1 (866) 690-2540 Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m EDT; complete an online order form on the Dorel Juvenile Group Web site at www.djgusa.com/safety_notice/ to obtain their free repair kit; email the company at Smartlightgate@djgusa.com, or send a fax to (800) 207-8182. Consumers should not return product to retail stores.








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NEWS from CPSC
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Office of Information and Public Affairs Washington, DC 20207
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 4, 2009
Release #09-116 Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 664-9228
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
Bicycles with R-SYS Wheel Rims Recalled by Mavic USA Due to Crash Hazard
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: Bicycles with R-SYS Front Wheel Rims
Units: About 12,000
Importer: Mavic USA, of Haverhill, Mass.
Manufacturer: Salomon SAS, of France
Hazard: The spokes on the bicycle's front wheel rim can break during use, posing a fall and crash hazard to riders.
Incidents/Injuries: Mavic USA has received one report of an injury involving broken teeth.
Description: This recall includes R-SYS and R-SYS Premium front wheel rims. They were sold as original equipment on various bicycle brands and were also sold separately. R-SYS wheel rims are designed for road bikes. "R-SYS" is printed on the front rim of the wheels. The rims are 22mm in diameter, with 16 tubular, unidirectional carbon spokes.
Sold at: Specialty bicycle retailers from May 2007 through December 2008 for between $700 and $750 for the front wheel of the two-wheel set when sold separately from the bicycle.
Manufactured in: France
Remedy: Consumers should stop using bicycles with the recalled front wheel rims and contact their bicycle retailer for a free replacement front rim.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Mavic USA at (800) 664-9228 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.mavic.com


R-SYS wheel rim


R-SYS logo on wheel rim