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    American Classic hub recall

    Just got this via an email list:

    NEWS from CPSC

    U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

    Office of Information and Public Affairs Washington, DC 20207
    August 8, 2005
    Release #05-239 American Classic's Recall Hotline: (800) 345-8356
    CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
    CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

    CPSC, American Classic Announce Recall of Bicycle Wheels

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firms named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

    Name of Product: American Classic road and mountain bike wheels
    Units: About 2,850
    Importer: American Classic, of Tampa, Fla.
    Hazard: The hub in the bicycle's rear wheel can fail to engage properly, causing no resistance when pedaling. The bicycle rider could lose balance, fall and suffer injuries.

    Incidents/Injuries: No injuries reported.
    Description: The recall includes all American Classic aftermarket rear wheels and hubs, as well as the following 2005 bike models which use American Classic rear wheels or hubs: Fuji Team Super Lite (Team SL); Orbea Aletta, Onix, Lobular 50, Dama Race, Mitis and Mitis Dama models; Felt F55 and F2C; Fetish Cycles Road and Mountain Bikes; Argon 18; and Motobecane LeChampion SL. The recalled models were made at the start of January 2005 and the outside of the rear hub shell has a serial number that starts with the letter "S." The serial number is printed on the center of the hub shell opposite to the American Classic logo. Front wheels and front hubs are not included in this recall.

    Sold at: Bicycle specialty stores nationwide from January 2005 through June 2005 for about $240 (per rear hub).
    Manufactured in: Taiwan
    Remedy: Consumers should stop using the bike wheels with the recalled hubs and contact your local bicycle retailer to receive a free inspection. If you have a recalled wheel, the dealer will provide a free repair.

    Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact American Classic at (800) 345-8356 or log on to the firm's Web site at


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    Made in Taiwan
    Anyone else find it classically ironic that "American Classic Hubs" are made in Taiwan?

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