|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 18, 2012
|Firm's Recall Hotline: (866) 458-2555
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
Giant Bicycle Recalls Two Models; Forks Can Break Causing 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: 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/en-US/
2012 Giant Defy Advanced
2012 Giant Avail Advanced
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