THE INFORMATION BELOW IS FOR U.S.A. CUSTOMERS ONLY. OTHER COUNTRIES SHOULD CONTACT A GIANT RETAILER NEAR YOU.
Working in voluntary cooperation with the Consumer Product Safety Commission, Giant Bicycle is providing a replacement fork for 2009 TCR Advanced SL and SL(ISP) bicycles and frames.
Consumers who have purchased 2009 model year TCR Advanced SL and SL (ISP) bicycles and frames should read the details below and immediately contact an authorized Giant Bicycle dealer for a free inspection and replacement fork.
Name of product: 2009 model year TCR Advanced SL and SL (ISP) Bicycles and Frames
Units: About 1,000
Importer: Giant Bicycle, Inc. of Newbury Park, Calif.
Hazard: The density of the steerer tubes can cause the forks to crack and break, posing a fall hazard to the consumer.
Incidents/Injuries: Giant Bicycle has received one report of the fork cracking with no reported injuries.
Description: This recall involves 2009 TCR Advanced SL Team, SL 0, SL 1, SL 2, and SL (ISP) model bicycles and frames in silver, charcoal, blue and red. The words "Giant" and "TCR Advanced SL" are printed on the frame. Steerer tubes with "B", "N" or "P" at the end of the serial number are not included in this recall. Other "TCR" model bicycles are not included in the recall.
Sold by: Authorized Giant Bicycle dealers nationwide from August 2008 through December 2008 for between $3,300 and $7,500.
Manufactured in: Taiwan
Remedy: Consumers should stop riding these bicycles immediately and contact an authorized Giant Bicycle dealer for a free inspection and replacement fork.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Giant Bicycle toll-free at
(866) 458-2555 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday.
Please click the link to see the CPSC press release related to this program http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml09/09096.html
ORIGINAL PUBLISH DATE: January 14, 2009