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GT Mountain Bike Recall

GT Bike RecallGT Downhill Mountain Bike wheel hubs can break causing brake systems to fail, leading to potential crashes and inuries. 2014 GT Fury Expert and 2014 GT Fury Team models are involved. The bikes have front and rear disc breaks. No injuries have been reported. Bicycles of these models shoud be returned to authorized GT dealers to replace front and rear wheels free of charge.

 


Recall Date: July 17, 2014

Recall Number: 14-234

Cycling Sports Group Recalls GT Brand Mountain Bicycles Due to Crash, Injury Hazards


WASHINGTON, D.C. - Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Recall Summary

Name of Product:  GT downhill mountain bicycles

Hazard: The wheel hubs can break and cause the brake system to fail, posing crash and injury hazards to the consumer.

Remedy:  Repair

Consumer Contact: Cycling Sports Group at (800) 726-2453 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, email custserve@cyclingsportsgroup.com, or online at www.gtbicycles.com and click on Recalls under Recalls & Safety at the bottom of the page.

Recall Details

Units: About 120 in the U.S. and 32 in Canada

Description: This recall involves all 2014 GT Fury Expert and 2014 GT Fury Team downhill mountain bicycles. The recalled Fury Expert model is blue with red and white accents. The recalled Fury Team model is black with lime green and blue accents. The bicycles have front and rear disc brakes, rear shock absorbers and front suspension forks. "Fury" is printed on the top tube and the bottom of the chainstay, the GT logo is on the down tube and the top of the chainstay. The model names are printed in small letters on the top tube of the bicycles just above the word Fury.

Incidents/Injuries: Cycling Sports Group has received five reports of broken hubs. No injuries have been reported.

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the bicycles and return them to the nearest authorized GT dealer to have the complete front and rear wheels replaced free of charge.

Sold at: Authorized GT dealers from February 2014 to June 2014 for between $4,300 and $6,000.

Importer: Cycling Sports Group Inc., of Wilton, Conn

Manufactured in: Taiwan

Posted by

OSI Staff

on 7/23/14
Categories: 
Recalls

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