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IMPORTANT SAFETY NEWS-GIANT RECALLS 2012 DEFY ADVANCED AND AVAIL ADVANCED BICYCLES


NEWS FROM CPSC
U.S. CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION

Office of Communications
Washington, D.C.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Firm’s Recall Hotline: (866) 458-2555

January 18, 2012 CPSC
Release #12-088

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, Giant Defy Advanced 1 and Giant Defy Advanced 2 model bicycles and the women’s Giant Avail Advanced 0, Giant Avail Advanced 1, and Giant Avail Advanced 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 $4,550.

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 www.giant-bicycles.com.

For a complete list of serial numbers of bicycles affected by this recall, click here.
To view the Consumer Product Safety Commission web page about this voluntary recall, click here.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about your experience with the product on SaferProducts.gov.

CPSC is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of the thousands of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $900 billion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical, or mechanical hazard. CPSC’s work to ensure the safety of consumer products—such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters, and household chemicals—contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.

Under federal law, it is illegal to attempt to sell or resell this or any other recalled product.

To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury, go online to: SaferProducts.gov, call CPSC’s Hotline at (800) 638-2772 or teletypewriter at (800) 638-8270 for the hearing impaired. Consumers can obtain this news release and product safety information at www.cpsc.gov. To join a free e-mail subscription list, please go to www.cpsc.gov/cpsclist.aspx.