Recall Round-Up: Bicycle Forks, Liquid Fuel Lanterns, Off-Road Motorcycles
SPRINGFIELD, Mass (WGGB) — If you enjoy outdoor fun, we have three recalls of items you may own.
If you own a Suntour Bicycle, this recall could affect you. This recall involves SR Suntour front forks on 13 models of Scott and 11 models of Trek 2011, 2012 and 2013 bicycles. They’re being recalled because the front fork can break, posing a crash hazard. Scott has received one report of a broken SR Suntour fork. No injuries were reported. Trek has received 28 reports of broken forks. Five injuries have been reported, including minor bruises, a separated shoulder and broken bones.
The Suntour bicycles were sold bicycle stores nationwide from October 2010 to November 2013; Scott bicycles were sold from May 2010 to June 2014 for between $600 and $1,370 for Trek bicycles.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled bicycles. If you own a recalled Scott bicycle, you should take it to an authorized Scott dealer for a free repair of the NEX model or a free replacement lower fork for the NCX model. If you own a recalled Trek bicycle you should take it to an authorized Trek dealer for a free repair of NEX, XCM and XCT models or a free replacement of the NRX model.
Scott USA toll-free at (888) 607-8365, ext. 2012, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or online at www.scott-sports.com and click on Safety and Recalls at the bottom of the page for more information. Trek at (800) 373-4594 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or online at www.trekbikes.com and click on the Get Support button at the bottom of the page, then click on Safety & Recalls under Owner Resources for more information.
This recall involves SR Suntour front forks on 13 models of Scott and 11 models of Trek 2011, 2012 and 2013 bicycles.
Recalled Scott bicycles have 700c wheels, disc brakes and one of the following Suntour front fork models: NEX or NCX. Bicycle model names and numbers are on the main frame of each bicycle in a location that varies by model. The model year can be identified by the color scheme of the bicycle frame. The fork’s model name is printed on the outer sides of the fork.
The following Scott bicycles with Suntour forks are being recalled:
|Model Name(s)||Model Year(s) and Color||SR Suntour Fork|
|Sportster 10 Men||2011 (black/white/gold)||NCX|
|Sportster 10 Solution||2011 (black/white/gold)||NCX|
|Sportster 25 Men||2011 (white/brown/black)||NCX|
|Sportster 25 Solution||2011 (white/red/orange)||NCX|
|Sportster 30 Men||2011 (grey/white)2012 (white/black/grey/gold)||NEX|
|Sportster 30 Solution||2011 (black/white/grey)||NEX|
|Sportster 55 Lady||2011 (black/white/gold) 2012 (white/purple)||NEX|
|Sportster 55 Men||2011 (black/white/orange)||NEX|
|Sportster X30 Men||2013 (black/white/grey/red)||NEX|
|Sportster X30 Solution||2013 (black/blue/grey)||NEX|
|Sportster X40 Men||2013 (black/white/blue)||NEX|
|Sportster X50 Men||2013 (grey/white/black)||NEX|
|Sportster X50 Lady||2013 (white/grey)||NEX|
Recalled Trek bicycles have disc brakes and one of the following Suntour front fork models: NEX, NRX (with IS mounts), XCM (on bicycles with 29-inch wheels) or XCT (on bicycles with 29-inch wheels). Bicycle model names and numbers are on the top tube near the seat tube or near the head tube. Bicycles with a serial number ending in F, G or H should be taken to the dealer for inspection. The serial number is on the frame of the bicycle under the bottom bracket. The fork’s model name is printed on the outer sides of the fork.
The following Trek bicycles with Suntour forks are being recalled:
|Model Name(s)||Model Year(s)||SR Suntour Fork|
|8.3 DS||2012 and 2013||NEX|
|8.4 DS||2012 and 2013||NRX|
|8.5 DS||2012 and 2013||NRX|
|Marlin and Marlin SS||2011||XCT|
|Marlin||2012 and 2013||XCM|
|Neko SL||2012 and 2013||NRX|
|Wahoo||2012 and 2013||XCT|
LIQUID FUEL LANTERNS
The next recall involves Northstar® Liquid Fuel Lanterns sold under the Coleman name. An incorrect gas feed tube was installed on the lantern. When lit, the tube can release too much fuel, posing fire and burn hazards.
The company has received two reports of lanterns catching fire when fuel unexpectedly leaked from the bottom of the unit. No injuries have been reported.
You should immediately stop using the recalled lanterns and contact The Coleman Company, Inc. for a replacement lantern. They were sold at Sporting goods stores nationwide and online at coleman.com from November 2013 through February 2014 for about $125.
The Coleman Company, Inc. at (800) 835-3278 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, by email at email@example.com or online at www.coleman.com and click on “Important Safety Information” for more information.
Kawasaki is recalling off-Road Motorcycles because the camshaft sprocket bolts can loosen and come off causing the engine to lock and stop the vehicle, posing a crash hazard. This recall involves model year 2014 KLX110 and KLX110L off-road motorcycles.
You should immediately stop using the recalled off-road motorcycles and contact a Kawasaki dealer to schedule a free repair. The repair will consist of replacing the camshaft bolts and the camshaft sprocket cover o-ring. They were sold by Kawasaki authorized dealers nationwide from July 2013 through March 2014.
The motorcycles have a 110 cubic centimeter engine, a green fuel tank, shroud cover and fenders, a black seat and white side covers. “Kawasaki” is on both sides of the shroud cover. Model numbers are on both side covers directly beneath the seat. KLX110 models have an automatic clutch, a shift pedal and no clutch lever on the handlebars. The seat height for these models is about 27 inches. KLX110L models have a manual clutch, a shift pedal and a clutch lever on the handlebars. The seat height for these models is about 29 inches. The emission label located below the handlebar and behind the number plate on the steering head states that it is a 2014 model.
Contact Kawasaki toll-free at (866) 802-9381 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or online at www.kawasaki.com and click on Recall/Safety Info at the bottom of the page.