BMC EVO Aprebic bicycle forks have been recalled by Product Safety Recalls Australia in-cooperation with Echelon Sports due to an issue with the forks possibly breaking during use. This is one of a number of recent recalls of bicycle forks. I suspect the affected bicycle manufacturers have all being sourcing these dodgy (cheap?) forks from the one manufacturer.
BMC EVO Aprebic Bicycle Fork Defect
Product Safety Recalls Australia are advising that there is a risk that the BMC EVO Aprebic Bicycle forks may break during use leading to a loss of control of the bicycle and hence resulting in fall injuries. I love they way the understate these matters at times.
If you have one of the affected BMC EVO Aprebic bicycle you are advised to stop using the bicycle immediately. BMC Switzerland will contact affected consumers with a resolution [note that they where expecting owners to let them know their contact details by July 20, 2013. Given the recall notice was posted after this date I am not sure what the status of this request is now. Maybe Product Recalls Australia can update their recall notice. Owners of affected bicycles that were not purchased in Australia should also contact Echelon Sports to discuss how to get a remedy.
The relevant BMC EVO Aprebic models which are part of the recall are:
Alpenchallenge AC01105/Tiagra MY 2012/2013
Alpenchallenge AC01 Rival Model MY 2012/2013 *
Ubranchallenge UC01 Alfine 11 MY 2012/2013
Mass Challenge MC01 Team MY 2012
* These models were not sold in Australia, but could have been imported directly by end users.
For Australian consumers if you want further information on this recall please contact Echelon Sports to discuss how to get a remedy. Echelon Sports phone number is (07) 3902 1165 or you can email them at firstname.lastname@example.org.