Diamondback bicycles recalled because mechanical problem can cause crashes

Tuesday, November 20th 2001, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

WASHINGTON (AP) _ A Washington state company is recalling about 500 bicycles because a mechanical problem can cause riders to lose control and crash.

Raleigh America Inc., of Kent, Wash., has received five reports of bottom bracket spindles breaking, the Consumer Product Safety Commission said Tuesday. No injuries have been reported.

The recalled bicycles are the 2001 Diamondback XSL-Race and XSL- Pro Mountain models. The XSL-Race model is white with red and black decals. The XSL-Pro model is yellow with white decals.

Diamondback dealers sold the bicycles nationwide from January 2001 through August 2001 for between $1,400 and $1,900.

The safety commission said consumers should stop riding these bicycles and contact the Diamondback dealer where the bicycle was purchased to arrange for a free repair. For more information, consumers can contact Raleigh America at 1-800-222-5527 between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. PST Monday through Friday.