REI and the US CPSC announced a recall of about 260 Novara Trionfo road bicycles. The fork can separate from the steerer tube which can cause the rider to lose control, posing a fall hazard. Ouch.
REI as received two reports of forks separating causing riders to fall. Injuries reported include a fractured clavicle, broken teeth, facial damage and head injuries. Ouch ouch ouch.
This recall involves 2005 Novara Trionfo bicycles with Aprebic carbon fiber forks. The bicycles are blue and white with black forks, and have the name “Novara” printed on the bars.
For more info, visit REI’s safety recall page.