Cervélo/True Temper Wolf SL Fork Recall – 2nd notice
The CPSC and Cervélo are conducting a recall of the True Temper Wolf SL carbon fiber fork. This fork was standard equipment on several Cervélo models, including the SLC SL, R3 SL, Soloist Carbon, and R3. In some isolated instances, they may have been part of other Cervélo models including the P3 Carbon and Soloist Team. In addition, for a period the Wolf SL fork was available as an aftermarket fork. This recall is only for the Wolf SL fork. The recall is not for the True Temper Wolf TT or True Temper Wolf CL forks. Full details are located at the bottom of this page.
If you are in possession of a Wolf SL fork, we’d like to make the recall process as simple, quick, and convenient for you as possible. Please remove the Wolf SL fork from your bicycle and ship it to Competitive Cyclist at the address below.
5050 Northshore Lane
Attn: Wolf SL Recall
North Little Rock, AR 72118
Please completely fill out this form and include it with your Wolf SL fork shipment to Competitive Cyclist.’
Upon receiving your fork, we will do the following: 1) Remove your headset crown race from your Wolf SL and re-install it on your replacement fork. 2) We will cut the steerer tube of your replacement fork to the same length as your Wolf SL (or shorter if it exceeds the maximum allowable stack height). 3) We will install the insert inside the steerer tube of your replacement fork. The replacement fork will be either a 3TTT Funda carbon fiber fork, or Easton EC90 carbon fiber fork.
Our goal is to ship out your replacement fork within 2 business days of receiving it. We will ship out replacement forks via UPS Ground, and we will email you a tracking number at the time of shipment. If you have any questions about the process you are welcome to contact Competitive Cyclist at 888-276-7130 and/or Cervélo at 866-296-3137.
Cervélo has requested that we state the following: ‘Proper installation of this fork is critical to its safe and proper function. To ensure proper, safe installation, Cervélo SA and your authorized Cervélo SA dealer strongly recommend that final installation of this fork be conducted by a professional, certified bicycle mechanic. Unless you are a professional, certified bicycle mechanic, do not attempt to self-install this fork. To ensure proper installation, please furnish the installation instructions to your professional, certified mechanic. Adherence to proper torque specifications and installation protocols is critical to the safe and proper function of this fork.’
OFFICIAL CERVÉLO NOTIFICATION OF TRUE TEMPER WOLF SL RECALL
Cervélo has identified a potential safety issue involving the fork steerer which can crack and eventually break during normal use, causing the rider to lose control, fall and suffer serious injuries. Therefore, Cervélo is voluntarily recalling all True Temper Wolf SL carbon bicycle forks.
Although the Wolf SL carbon bicycle fork passed all the standard industry tests, this particular problem was not uncovered during those standard tests. Cervélo has now discontinued the use of the True Temper Wolf SL carbon bicycle fork.
Description: The recalled forks have a clear coating over black painted carbon fiber, with the words “Wolf Superlite” and related logo just below the crown on each fork leg, and the words “SL” on each leg above the fork blade dropouts. There is a True Temper CRT™ logo on the inside of both fork legs. The recalled forks could have been included on the following bicycle models: R3, R3 SL, Soloist Carbon, Soloist Carbon SL, and certain P3 Carbon framesets and complete bicycles. The True Temper Wolf SL carbon fiber bicycle fork subject to this recall were sold through independent bicycle retailers in the US from November 2005 through July 2008 as an OEM specified component on some units of the following Cervélo bicycle models: R3, R3 SL, Soloist Carbon, Soloist Carbon SL, and certain P3 Carbon framesets and complete bicycles. It was also sold through independent bicycle retailers in the US as an individual after-market item from November 2005 through June 2007. This recall only applies to Wolf SL forks. The Wolf TT or CL forks are not included.
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using bicycles equipped with the recalled forks and contact their authorized Cervélo dealer (using the site below) to have a free replacement fork installed. Recalled True Temper Wolf SL forks will be replaced with the 3T Funda or the Easton EC90SLX fork. Replacement forks will be provided free of charge to the consumer. The 3T Funda forks will require the steerer to be cut to appropriate length and aluminum insert to be bonded into the steerer. All labor charges associated with this work will be covered by Cervélo.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Cervélo toll-free at 1-866-296-3137 between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit www.cervelo.com/WolfSLRecall.