May 24, 2001Giant Bicycle Recalls Bicycle
Newbury Park, CA (SafetyAlerts)
- Giant Bicycle, Inc. is voluntarily recalling about 2,400 Giant-brand bicycle front
forks. The forks can break during use causing the rider to lose control of the bicycle,
fall and suffer serious injuries.
Giant Bicycle, Inc. has received two reports of the forks on these bicycles breaking
resulting in one minor injury.
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.
"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.
|TRC Team and TCR 0 Giant Bicycles
||Year: 00, and Month: 8, 9, 10,or 11 (on label on
|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)
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.