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. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of Product: Bicycle Wheel Rim Tape
Units: About 800
Importer: FLO Cycling LLC of Las Vegas
Hazard: The rim tape can fail and break under pressure. When this happens, the inner tube of the bicycle can puncture or burst. This poses a fall hazard to the rider.
Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received four reports of exploding inner tubes and flat tires. No injuries were reported.
Description: The rim tape is a yellow plastic strip that was provided for free with the purchase of FLO 60, FLO 90 and FLO DISC wheels. The number 700X18 A/V is printed on the tape. The serial number is located either on the wheel rim under the tube or on the outer edge of the disc wheel. The following serial numbers are included in this recall:
|12DA3542 to 12DA3547||12EA2948||12GA0311 to 12GA0320|
|12DA3550||12EA2953 to 12EA2960||12GA0643 to 12GA0662|
|12DA3561 to 12DA3565||12EA3179||12GA0664|
|12DA3582 to 12DA3584||12EA3180||12GA0665|
|12DA3586||12EA3187 to 12EA3189||12GA0673 to 12GA0675|
|12EA2770||12FA1972 to 12FA1980||12GA0976 to 12GA1000|
|12EA2933 to 12EA2940||12FA1982 to 12FA1998||12GA1031 to 12GA1043|
|12EA2943||12FA2943||12GA1125 to 12GA1130|
|12EA2944||12FA3028||12GA1134 to 12GA1136|
Sold exclusively at: FLO Cycling's website from May 2012 through July 2012 with the purchase of FLO wheels. The wheels cost between $375 and $700.
Manufactured in: Taiwan
Remedy: Consumers should contact FLO Cycling to receive a $5 refund for each wheel purchased. The firm is contacting consumers who purchased wheels with the recalled rim tape directly.
Consumer Contact: FLO Cycling: (800) 959-8312 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or http://www.flocycling.com for more information.