NEWS from CPSC

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

Office of Information and Public Affairs Washington, DC 20207

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 24, 2001 Contact: Kim Dulic
Release # 01-160 (301) 504-0580 Ext. 1183

CPSC, Giant Bicycle, Inc. Recall Giant Bicycle Forks

PRODUCT:Giant Bicycle Forks - Giant Bicycle, Inc., of Newbury Park, Calif., is voluntarily recalling about 2,400 Giant-brand bicycle front forks. These carbon fiber forks were sold on 2001-model Giant TCR Team, TCR 0, TCR 1, TCR 2 and OCR 1 bicycles and framesets (an unassembled bicycle frame and fork). The recalled forks have a date code on the steerer tubes.
  
Model Name Date Code
TRC Team and TCR 0 Giant Bicycles Year: 00, and Month: 8, 9, 10,or 11 (on label on steerer tube)
TCR 1, TCR 2 and OCR 1 Giant Bicycles and Framesets, and TCR 0 Giant Framesets Begins with "0H," "0J," "0K" or "0L"
(embossed on steerer tube)

"Giant" and the model name are written on the bicycles and framesets. Giant Authorized Dealers sold the recalled forks on framesets and bicycles from September 2000 through April 2001. The framesets sold for between $500 and $1,000, and the bicycles sold for between $1,000 and $4,500.

PROBLEM: The forks can break during use causing the rider to lose control of the bicycle, fall and suffer serious injuries.

INCIDENTS/INJURIES: Giant Bicycle, Inc. has received two reports of the forks on these bicycles breaking resulting in one minor injury.

WHAT TO DO: Consumers should stop using these bicycles immediately, and return them to the nearest Giant Authorized Dealer for a free inspection, and, if necessary, repair. To determine if the bicycle fork is part of this recall and for more information, call Giant Bicycle, Inc. at (800) USGIANT (874-4268) between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday.
 

Picture of Recalled Bicycle Fork

 
 
 
Picture of Recalled Bicycle Fork

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission protects the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death from 15,000 types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury, call CPSC's hotline at (800) 638-2772 or CPSC's teletypewriter at (800) 638-8270, or visit CPSC's web site at http://www.cpsc.gov/talk.html. For information on CPSC's fax-on-demand service, call the above numbers or visit the web site at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/pubs/103.html. To order a press release through fax-on-demand, call (301) 504-0051 from the handset of your fax machine and enter the release number. Consumers can obtain this release and recall information at CPSC's web site at http://www.cpsc.gov.