Wheel Problem Prompts Mirraco Bicycle Recall

Mirraco LLC, of Carlsbad, Calif., is recalling about 11,000 bicycles because the front wheel forks could have been welded improperly.

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Published February 27, 2007 by KCRA3.com

Mirraco LLC, of Carlsbad, Calif., is recalling about 11,000 bicycles because the front wheel forks could have been welded improperly.The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said that poses a risk that the weld could fail, and the rider could lose control and fall.Mirraco has received four reports of steer tube rotation and one report of a fork separation due to failure of the welds. No injuries have been reported.The recall involves BMX bicycles that were sold at authorized Mirraco dealers nationwide from November 2006 through January 2007 for between $265 and $550.The model name is printed on the bicycle. Recalled models include the following:

Mirraco Models
Blend 3 Black Pearl 3 Fivestar Park
Blend 2 Black Pearl 2 Icon Moto
Blend 1 Black Pearl 1 Icon 20Forty
Blend 1s    
Blend 16    

If you own one of the bicycles, stop using it immediately and have it inspected by a Mirraco dealer. If the inspection shows that the bicycle is indeed part of the recall, the fork will be replaced free of charge.Consumers with questions can contact Mirraco at 888-431-7653 or visit the firm's Web site at mirrabikeco.com.