Name of product: Salsa Bicycle Forks
Hazard: The bicycle fork can bend above the disc brake mount, posing a fall
hazard to the rider.
Remedy: Refund, Replace
Consumer Contact: Salsa Cycles; toll-free at (877) 774-6208 from 8 a.m. to
6 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or online at www.salsacycles.com and click
on the Fork Recall button for more information.
Units: About 1,700
Description: This recall involves all Salsa Vaya bicycle forks stamped with
the batch codes 2011 02 21, 2011 04 11, 2011 06 14 and 2011 09 09 and all
Salsa La Cruz bicycle forks stamped with the batch codes 2011 03 01, 2011 04
08, 2011 05 30 and 2011 09 09. The batch code is stamped on the steerer
tube. The forks are made of tubular chromoly steel and can be installed on
any bicycle that takes a threadless 1 1/8 inch steerer tube. They were sold
individually and as original equipment on Salsa Vaya bicycles and framesets.
Salsa Vaya bicycle forks are orange or dark gray. La Cruz bicycle forks are
black. The manufacturer's insignia "CWI" is stamped on the steerer tube.
"Salsa" is printed on the bicycle's frame.
Incidents/Injuries: Salsa Cycles has received eight reports of forks bending
above the disc brake mount. No injuries have been reported.
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using bicycles equipped with the
recalled Salsa Vaya and La Cruz bicycle forks and contact a Salsa dealer for
a free inspection, replacement fork or a full refund.
Sold at: Bicycle stores nationwide and on various websites from February
2011 through June 2012 for about $100 individually for La Cruz forks and on
Salsa Vaya bicycles for between $1,300 and $1,600.