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Suntour Suspension Forks Recall

Recalled Bike- GT Avalanche 4.0

Summary: Certain 2011 - 2012 low end mountain bikes from major manufacturers GT, Giant, and Trek have been recalled due to potential failure of the Suntour Brand suspension forks. The suspension fork's internal support tubes can break and cause the rider to lose control, fall and crash. SR Suntour has received 12 reports of incidents with the suspension forks, including two injuries involving a laceration and a chipped tooth. Affects 17,000 bicycles.


 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 12, 2012
Release #12-149
Firm's Recall Hotline: (855) 205-2453
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-790



GT, Giant and Trek Bicycles with SR Suntour Suspension Forks Recalled by SR Suntour Due to 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:
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.

 

Trek, GT, Giant Models With Recalled Suntour Forks

 









Trek, GT, Giant Models - Recalled Suntour Forks

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

 


OSI is not responsibe for the content of this release. Please refer to the original release here for the complete information and any possible updates. This website presents selected recalls that may be of interest to our readers and not a complete list of product recalls. For complete listings of official product recalls please visit cpsc.gov (US) or Health Canada.

Posted by

OSI Staff

on 4/12/12
Categories: 
Recalls

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