This recall involves Surly Pugsley 100mm and 135mm bicycle forks made of tubular Chromoly steel. The bicycle fork can bend above the disc brake mount, posing a fall hazard to the rider.
“Surly” is printed on both legs of the fork. “Pugsley” is printed on the fork’s packaging and on the frame of bikes with the recalled forks. Surly Pugsley 100mm bicycle forks were sold individually only. They are black, have triple water bottle mounts on each side, rack/fender mounts on the top and bottom, and have the date code 2012 03 20 stamped on the steerer tube. Surly Pugsley 135mm bicycle forks were sold individually and as part of 2013 model year complete bicycles. About 975 units were sold.
The 135mm forks are black, yellow, or red and are stamped with date code 2012 06 19 on the steerer tube. Model number FK3175, FK3181, or FK0706 is printed on the packaging for forks sold individually. Surly Pugsley bicycle models FM3110-3114, FM3175-79, BK3110-14, and BK3175-79 were sold with the recalled forks as original equipment. The bicycle’s model number is printed on the bicycle’s packaging. Bicycle stores nationwide and on various websites from May 2012 through February 2013 for about $100 individually or on Surly Pugsley bicycles for about $1,750. Surly Bikes has received one report of a fork bending above the disc brake mount.
If you or a family member have suffered significant personal injuries as the result of a defective product, contact the law office of Swartz & Swartz, P.C. Call (617) 742-1900 in the Boston area, or for clients in greater Massachusetts, New England, or other states across the U.S., call toll-free at 1-800-545-3732.