November 8, 2012

Diamondback Bicycles

Name of Product: 2013 Diamondback Steilacoom RCX bicycles

Units: About 40

Importer: Diamondback Bicycles, of Kent, Wash.

Manufacturer: Universal Cycle Corp., of Guang Zhou, China

Hazard: Bicycles assembled with incorrect headset parts could cause the steerer tube to fail, causing the rider to lose control and fall or crash.

Description: Bicycles included in the recall are the 2013 Diamondback Steilacoom RCX, which are black in color and sold in various sizes ranging from 50-cm to 59-cm. "RCX" is printed on the top tube of the bicycle. The bicycle is for use on or off-road.

Sold: Online through and, as well as through authorized Diamondback retailers nationwide from August 2012 through September 2012 for between $900 and $1100.

Remedy: Consumers should stop riding their bicycle and take it to an authorized Diamondback dealer to have it inspected. Bicycles found to have the incorrect headset parts will have the fork replaced and assembled with the correct headset parts at no charge.

Consumer Contact: Diamondback Bicycles: (800) 222-5527 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or online at and click the Support tab to get to the recall information.