October 13, 2004
Release # 05-009
Firm's Hotline: (866) 458-2555


WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announces the following recall in voluntary cooperation with the firm below. 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: Rainier Mountain Bicycles

Units: About 160

Distributor: Giant Bicycle Inc., of Newbury Park, Calif.

Hazard: The front brake mounting tabs can break, causing the brakes to fail and the rider to lose control of the bicycle.

Incidents/Injuries: The company has received six reports of the tabs breaking. No injuries have been reported.

Description: The recall involves only 2004 Rainier model mountain bicycles with Marzocchi EXR Comp front forks. Model numbers included in the recall are 333502, 333503, 333504 and 333505. The bicycle is blue and silver and is made of aluminum. The names "Giant" and "Rainier" are printed on the frame of the bicycle. Earlier models of this bicycle are not included in this recall.

Sold by: Authorized Giant Bicycle dealers nationwide from February 2004 through March 2004 for about $850.

Manufactured in: Taiwan

Remedy: Consumers should contact Giant Bicycle to determine whether their bicycle is included in this recall. Authorized dealers who sold these bicycles will schedule an inspection and free repair.

Consumer Contact: Contact Giant Bicycle at (866) 458-2555 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or go to the firm's Web site at
Picture of Recalled Bicycle