Full Speed Ahead Recall of Scatto Bicycle Wheel Quick Releases September 29, 2004

Full Speed Ahead Announces Recall of Scatto Bicycle Wheel Quick Releases

Name of product: Full Speed Ahead (FSA) Scatto bicycle wheel quick releases

Units: About 1,375 sets

Manufacturer: Full Speed Ahead, Inc. of Woodinville, Washington

Hazard: An internal part in the lever mechanism can break, reducing clamping effectiveness and rendering the unit inoperable, potentially causing a bicyclist to fall.

Description: The Full Speed Ahead Scatto quick release was sold as standard equipment for RD-400 and XC-300 bicycle wheelsets and also separately. The levers are laser etched “FSA” and the end pieces have a distinctive round shape.

Sold at: Bike shops, catalogs, and Web sites sold the recalled quick releases nationwide from October 2003 through September 2004 for $49.95 per set.

Manufactured in: Taiwan

Remedy: Free replacement. Consumers should stop using the quick releases and call Full Speed Ahead toll-free at (877) 743-3372 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or write to Full Speed Ahead, Inc., 12810 NE 178th St #102, Woodinville, WA 98072.