Bicycle accidents caused by a broken sterrer tube led Procycle Group, Inc., the parent company of Rocky Mountain Bicycles, to recall about 325 cyclocross bikes.
According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, the company has received four reports of injuries, including three reports of cuts and scrapes and one report of a broken wrist.
The following bike models are affected by the recall:
2009 Rocky Mountain Solo CXD, one of the affected models
Solo CX 2008 Gun metal gray
Solo CX 2009 White
Solo CX 2010 White
Solo CXD 2008 Gun metal gray
Solo CXD 2009 Titanium silver
Solo CXR 2009 Black
Metropolis SEA 2010 Gray
Consumers should stop using the bicycles immediately and contact Procycle with your serial number to determine if it is included in the recall and to arrange for a free replacement of the fork.
This past summer Trek bicycles had a number of complaints for injuries caused by faulty carbon steerers. Unlike Rocky Mountain Bicycles, Trek denied any problem existed and never issued any recalls.
As a Florida bicycle accident attorney I handled a number of cases involving forks that broke on mountain bikes. The manufacturer in those cases denied liability, and thru the work of experts we were able to establish that the fork manufacture was negligent in their design and production of the forks.
Rocky Mountain has for all intended purposed admitted that there was a problem with their bicycle frames, whether it be thru the design process of the manufacturing process. Thus, cyclist that were injured on Rocky Mountain Bikes will have the ability ot recover monies for their pain and suffering damages and medical expenses.