RCX Bicycles May Pose Serious Injury Risk. The makers of the 2013 Diamondback Steilacoom RCX bicycles have been forced to issue a recall because they may pose a serious injury risk to riders.
According to a recall statement from Diamondback Bicycles, of Kent, Wash., in conjunction with the federal Consumer Product Safety Commission, the action is limited to just 40 bicycles. Affected products that were assembled with incorrect headset parts could cause the the steerer tube to fail. This defect could result in a rider losing control of the bicycle, falling and crashing.
Though this could result in serious injuries for riders, Diamondback Bicycles has not received any reports of injuries linked to the defect.
Bicycles Designed On And Off Road
The 2013 Diamondback Steilacoom RCX bicycle are black in color and were sold in sizes ranging from 50- to 59-centimeters. “RCX” is printed on the top tube of the bicycle. These bicycle were designed to be ridden both on- and off-road. They were sold at Promotive.com and at 3point5.com. They were also available at authorized Diamondback Bicycle dealers nationwide. These bicycle were only available from August until September this year and sold for between $900 and $1,100.
The recalled bicycle were manufactured by the Chinese firm Universal Cycle Corp., of Guang Zhou. They are imported to the U.S. by Diamondback Bicycle. The recall statement indicates that authorized Diamondback dealers will perform a free inspection of one of the bicycle included in the recall and perform the necessary repairs to remove the risk of the defective headset parts.
Bikes with the wrong headset parts will have the fork replaced and re-assembled with the correct headset parts.