FRAM oil filter danger

FLASH!!! (April 14 1995) Due to several recent failures during races in the U.S., FRAM has announced a recall of several models of FRAM oil filters, and racing organizations have banned these filters. Several racers suffered serious injuries when their oil filters literally blew apart, causing them to crash.

Affected models are 6004, 6005, and 6017. The 6004 and 6005 are cartridge (internal type) and the 6017 is a spin-on. The 6017 has a faulty crimp attaching the filter can to the base. The 6017 is what FRAM suggests for the Honda VFR750 (among many other bikes).

Here is the text of a posting to the racing mailing list with further details. (I did not write this.)