Recall: FLO Cycling Recalls Rim Tape Due to Fall Hazard

October 25, 2012
Alert #13-703

FLO Cycling Recalls Rim Tape Due to Fall Hazard

The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. Consumers should stop using the product immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Bicycle Wheel Rim Tape

Units: About 800

Importer: FLO Cycling LLC of Las Vegas

Hazard: The rim tape can fail and break under pressure. When this happens, the inner tube of the bicycle can puncture or burst. This poses a fall hazard to the rider.

Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received four reports of exploding inner tubes and flat tires. No injuries were reported.

Description: The rim tape is a yellow plastic strip that was provided for free with the purchase of FLO 60, FLO 90 and FLO DISC wheels. The number 700X18 A/V is printed on the tape. The serial number is located either on the wheel rim under the tube or on the outer edge of the disc wheel. The following serial numbers are included in this recall:

12DA3542 to 12DA3547 12EA2948 12GA0311 to 12GA0320
12DA3550 12EA2953 to 12EA2960 12GA0643 to 12GA0662
12DA3561 to 12DA3565 12EA3179 12GA0664
12DA3582 to 12DA3584 12EA3180 12GA0665
12DA3586 12EA3187 to 12EA3189 12GA0673 to 12GA0675
12EA2770 12FA1972 to 12FA1980 12GA0976 to 12GA1000
12EA2933 to 12EA2940 12FA1982 to 12FA1998 12GA1031 to 12GA1043
12EA2943 12FA2943 12GA1125 to 12GA1130
12EA2944 12FA3028 12GA1134 to 12GA1136

Sold exclusively at: FLO Cycling's website from May 2012 through July 2012 with the purchase of FLO wheels. The wheels cost between $375 and $700.

Manufactured in: Taiwan

Remedy: Consumers should contact FLO Cycling to receive a $5 refund for each wheel purchased. The firm is contacting consumers who purchased wheels with the recalled rim tape directly.

Consumer Contact: FLO Cycling: (800) 959-8312 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or for more information.

Picture of recalled FLO cycling rim tape

FLO Cycling Rim Tape

Picture of recalled FLO cycling rim tape

FLO Cycling Rim Tape