• Wed January 18 2012
  • Posted Jan 18, 2012
New Release from Consumer Product Safety Commission:

January 18, 2012
Release #12-088

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

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

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of
the recalled products, please go to:







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