BMC recalls 2018 and 2019 Teammachine SLR01 Disc models

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BMC has identified a potential safety issue with the forks used on 2018 and 2019 Teammachine SLR01 Disc bikes. The Swiss company is urging owners of the bikes to stop riding them and have a BMC dealer perform a “safety check”.

Related to the potential failure of the fork steerer, the recall affects some 20 bike models that first went on sale from June 2017. SLR01s with rim brakes, SLR02 Disc versions (which use a different fork to the SLR01), and 2020 models are excluded from this recall.

The full text of BMC’s recall is below.

For Immediate Release

Grenchen, Switzerland, 14th November 2019 – BMC Switzerland is issuing a recall for all Teammachine SLR01 Disc bikes from the Model Years 2018 and 2019 for safety checks. These models first went on sale in June 2017.

BMC Switzerland has identified a technical problem with the fork that could result in a cracked or broken steerer tube, leading to potential crashes and injuries.

To safeguard the user and uphold the brand’s own strict quality standards, BMC Switzerland requests that these bikes are no longer ridden and are brought to a BMC retailer for a safety check.

The retailer will carry out an identification process to determine whether the bike is cleared to ride, or whether the fork needs to be exchanged.

The following models are included in the recall action:

Model Year 2019

Teammachine SLR 01 DISC EDITION AXS – Stealth
Teammachine SLR 01 DISC ONE – Race Grey
Teammachine SLR 01 DISC TWO – Steel Blue
Teammachine SLR 01 DISC THREE – Team Red
Teammachine SLR 01 DISC FOUR – Carbon Red
Teammachine SLR 01 DISC MODULE – Race Grey
Teammachine SLR 01 DISC MODULE – Steel Blue
Teammachine SLR 01 DISC MODULE – Team Red
Teammachine SLR 01 DISC MODULE – Aqua Green
Teammachine SLR 01 DISC MODULE – Stealth

Model Year 2018

Teammachine SLR 01 DISC TEAM – Team Red
Teammachine SLR 01 DISC ONE – Carbon Grey
Teammachine SLR 01 DISC TWO – Grey Blue
Teammachine SLR 01 DISC MODULE – Team Red
Teammachine SLR 01 DISC MODULE – Carbon Green
Teammachine SLR 01 DISC MODULE – Carbon Grey

Bikes produced in Model Year 2020 are not included in the precautionary product recall. Teammachine SLR02 bikes and SLR01 models with rim brakes are also excluded from the recall.

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