FOX (Fox Factory Holding Corp.) has issued a voluntary recall for FLOAT X2 rear mountain bike shock absorbers because some air sleeves can rupture from the increased air pressure which occurs during compression, posing a fall and injury hazard to riders. The company has received seven reports of the shock absorber outer sleeve rupturing, but no injuries have been reported.
The recall involves units sold individually (aftermarket) and installed on new bikes (OEM) - about 7,300 total units in the U.S. and Canada - from independent bike stores and online retailers. The recall affects all model year 2016 and some 2017 FLOAT X2 bicycle rear shock absorbers, including those installed on full-suspension mountain bikes and frames from these brands: YT, Giant, Pivot, Intense, Ibis, Scott, Trek, GT, Knolly, Norco, Rocky Mountain, Diamondback, Morpheus, Foes Racing, Orbea and Canyon.
Consumers should immediately stop using bicycles with the recalled rear shock absorbers and return them to the place of purchase for a free repair. Consumers unable to return their bicycles should contact FOX for instructions on receiving a free repair.
How to identify recalled FOX shocks:
The solid black or black and gold FLOAT X2 shocks have an air sleeve construction. FLOAT X2 is printed on the external reservoir connected to the blue compression and red rebound adjusters that have X2 and RVS laser etched on them. Recalled shocks do not have a “250 psi max” label directly under the air fill boss on the outer sleeve of the shock. Recalled shocks and bike models can be further identified at the FOX Recall website.
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