From the NYTimes list of recalls this week:
DETAILS: Surly Pugsley bicycle forks, made by Aprebic Industry Co. Ltd., of Taiwan, a wholly-owned brand of Quality Bicycle Products Inc. The recall involves 100mm and 135mm bicycle forks made of tubular chromoly steel. The 100mm bicycle forks were sold individually only. They are black, have triple water bottle mounts on each side, rack/fender mounts on the top and bottom and have date code 2012 03 20 stamped on the steerer tube. “Surly” is printed on both legs of the fork. “Pugsley” is printed on the fork’s packaging and on the frame of bikes with the recalled forks. The 135mm forks are black, yellow or red and are stamped with date code 2012 06 19 on the steerer tube. Model number FK3175, FK3181 or FK0706 is printed on the packaging for forks sold individually. Surly Pugsley bicycle models FM3110-3114, FM3175-79, BK3110-14 and BK3175-79 were sold with the recalled forks as original equipment. The bicycle’s model number is printed on the bicycle’s packaging. They were sold from May 2012 through February 2013.
WHY: The bicycle fork can bend above the disc brake mount, posing a fall hazard to the rider.
INCIDENTS: One report of a fork bending above the disc brake mount. No injuries have been reported.
HOW MANY: About 975.
FOR MORE: Call Surly Bikes at 877-946-9333 or visit http://www.surlybikes.com and click on the Safety Recall button for more information.