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Friday, January 20, 2012

GIANT BICYCLE RECALLS TWO MODELS; FORKS CAN BREAK CAUSING FALL HAZARD

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: 2012 Model Year Giant Defy Advanced and Avail Advanced Bicycles

Units: About 900

Importer: Giant Bicycle, Inc., of Newbury Park, Calif.

Hazard: The fork can crack, posing a fall hazard to riders.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported

Description:
 This recall involves all 2012 model year men’s Giant Defy Advanced 0, Giant Defy Advanced 1and Giant Defy Advanced 2 model bicycles and the women’s Giant Avail Advanced 0, Giant Avail Advanced 1, and Giant Avail Advanced 2 model bicycles. “Giant” and the model name are printed on the bicycle. The bicycles are various colors and sizes.

Sold by: Authorized Giant Bicycle dealers nationwide from August 2011 through November 2011 for between $3,000 and $4,550. 

Manufactured in: Taiwan

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop riding the recalled bicycles and contact any authorized Giant Bicycle dealer for a free inspection and replacement of the fork.

Consumer Contact:
 For additional information, contact Giant Bicycle toll-free at (866) 458-2555 between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or visit the firm’s website at www.giant-bicycles.com.

For a complete list of serial numbers of bicycles affected by this recall, click here.
To view the Consumer Product Safety Commission web page about this voluntary recall, click here

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