Giant Bicycle Inc. Recall of Bicycles October 13, 2004

Giant Bicycle Inc. Announces Recall of Bicycles

Name of product: Rainier Mountain Bicycles

Units: About 160

Distributor: Giant Bicycle Inc., of Newbury Park, Calif.

Hazard: The front brake mounting tabs can break, causing the brakes to fail and the rider to lose control of the bicycle.

Description: The recall involves only 2004 Rainier model mountain bicycles with Marzocchi EXR Comp front forks. Model numbers included in the recall are 333502, 333503, 333504 and 333505. The bicycle is blue and silver and is made of aluminum. The names “Giant” and “Rainier” are printed on the frame of the bicycle. Earlier models of this bicycle are not included in this recall.

Sold by: Authorized Giant Bicycle dealers nationwide from February 2004 through March 2004 for about $850.

Manufactured in: Taiwan

Remedy: Consumers should contact Giant Bicycle to determine whether their bicycle is included in this recall. Authorized dealers who sold these bicycles will schedule an inspection and free repair.

Consumer Contact: Contact Giant Bicycle at (866) 458-2555 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or go to the firm’s Web site at