If your bike has a different number on the steerer-tube sticker than the two listed above, then your bike is not affected by the recall.
If your bike is affected, do not ride it.
Merida is recalling the fork on several 2017 model year Scultura bikes because the steerer can crackCourtesy Merida
Cause of the recall
Merida received reports of three cracked fork steerers from an Italian amateur road team (which Merida did not name). Merida proceeded to check the team’s other bikes and found cracks beginning to form.
The company went back to its (unnamed) manufacturing partner and concluded that “an irregularity had occurred in the production process, which has a detrimental effect on the strength of the fork and therefore on the safety of our customers”. Thus, the recall.
Merida claims that the replacement fork has been tested by the company and a third-party lab for safety.
“It is hugely regrettable that our customers will not be able to use the affected models before the forks are replaced,” a Merida statement read. “As cycling fans ourselves, we are aware how important time on the bike is for our customers and we are going to do our utmost to rectify this situation as soon as possible. We would like to apologise in advance for the inconvenience this will cause.”