Giant Bicycle Recalls Two Models; Forks Can Break Causing Fall Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C.–(ENEWSPF)–January 18, 2012. 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, 1 and 2 model bicycles and the women’s Giant Avail Advanced 0, 1, and 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

Picture of recalled 2012 Giant Defy Advanced Bicycle
2012 Giant Defy Advanced

Picture of recalled 2012 Giant Avail Advanced Bicycle
2012 Giant Avail Advanced

 

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about your experience with the product on www.saferproducts.gov

Source: cpsc.gov