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May 24, 2001

Giant Bicycle Recalls Bicycle Forks

Giant Bicycle Recalls Bicycle ForksNewbury 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.

Model Name Date Code
TRC Team and TCR 0 Giant Bicycles Year: 00, and Month: 8, 9, 10,or 11 (on label on steerer tube)
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.

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Did you know?
During 2000 there were over
1050 products recalled in the United
States for safety reasons!

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