Suspension recall targets GT, Giant, Trek bicycles
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U.S. Consumer Product Safety CommissionApril 12, 2012 | 1,634 views | Post a comment
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of Product: GT, Giant and Trek Bicycles with SR Suntour Suspension Forks
Units: About 17,000
Manufacturer: SR Suntour, of Taiwan and Vancouver, Wash.
Hazard: The suspension fork's internal support tubes can break and cause the rider to lose control, fall and crash.
Incidents/Injuries: SR Suntour has received 12 reports of incidents with the suspension forks, including two injuries involving a laceration and a chipped tooth.
Description: This recall involves the following GT, Giant and Trek bicycles with SR Suntour suspension forks. "SR Suntour" and the date code are printed on the back of the fork crown.
Bicycles | Model Years | Model Name
Giant | 2011-2012 | Revel 1, Revel 1W
GT | 2012 | Avalanche 4.0, Avalanche 4.0 GTW
Trek | 2012 | 3700D, 3900D
SR Suntour Suspension Fork Date Codes: CK110301 through CK110731
Sold at: Specialty bicycle stores nationwide from April 2011 through March 2012 for between $400 and $600.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should stop using bicycles with these forks immediately and return the bicycles to any authorized GT, Giant or Trek dealer for a free repair.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, please contact SR Suntour toll-free at (855) 205-2453 anytime, or visit the firm's website at www.srsuntour-cycling.com
To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including a picture of the recalled product, please go to: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml12/12149.html