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.
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Avalanche 4.0 GTW
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