November 12, 1997

Sachs Bicycle Components Announces Recall of Bicycles

Sachs Bicycle Components of Anaheim, Calif., is recalling about 16,500 Diamondback mountain bikes to replace their chains. The chain can break, causing a rider to lose control of the bicycle, fall and be injured.

Only 1998 model Diamondback bicycles with the following model names could be equipped with these chains: Sherwood, Lakeside, Interval, Expert, Voyager I, Voyager II, Sorrento, Sorrento SE and Wildwood DX. If consumers own one of these bicycles, purchased between July 1, 1997, and November 8, 1997, they should have the chain checked. Diamondback Authorized Dealers nationwide sold these bicycles from July 1997 to November 1997 for about $300 to $600.

Consumers should stop using these bicycles immediately and call their local Diamondback bicycle dealer to arrange to have the chain replaced. For the location of the nearest dealer, consumers should call Diamondback's National Warranty Department at (800) 776-7641. For additional information about this recall, call Sachs Recall Hotline at (800) 343-8586.