Mountain Bike Recall

Name of Product: GT, Giant and Trek Bicycles with SR Suntour Suspension Forks

Units: About 17,000

Manufacturer: SR Suntour, of Taiwan and Vancouver, Wash.

Hazard: The suspension fork’s internal support tubes can break and cause the rider to lose control, fall and crash.

Incidents/Injuries: SR Suntour has received 12 reports of incidents with the suspension forks, including two injuries involving a laceration and a chipped tooth.

Description: This recall involves the following GT, Giant and Trek bicycles with SR Suntour suspension forks. “SR Suntour” and the date code are printed on the back of the fork crown.

Bicycles Model Years Model Name SR Suntour Suspension Fork Date Codes
Giant 2011-2012 Revel 1 Revel 1W CK110301
through
CK110731
GT 2012 Avalanche 4.0 Avalanche 4.0 GTW
Trek 2012 3700D 3900D

Sold at: Specialty bicycle stores nationwide from April 2011 through March 2012 for between $400 and $600.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should stop using bicycles with these forks immediately and return the bicycles to any authorized GT, Giant or Trek dealer for a free repair.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, please contact SR Suntour toll-free at (855) 205-2453 anytime, or visit the firm’s website at www.srsuntour-cycling.com

Source:  http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml12/12149.html

Please feel free to contact me if you have a personal injury or wrongful death or products liability matter that you would like to discuss.  I’ll be happy to see if I can give you a hand.

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