May 24, 2001        

Giant Bicycle, Inc. Recalls Giant Bicycle Forks

 

Giant Bicycle, Inc., of Newbury Park, Calif., is voluntarily recalling about 2,400 Giant-brand bicycle front forks. The forks can break during use causing the rider to lose control of the bicycle, fall and suffer serious injuries. Giant Bicycle, Inc. has received two reports of the forks on these bicycles breaking resulting in one minor injury.

These carbon fiber forks were sold on 2001-model Giant TCR Team, TCR 0, TCR 1, TCR 2 and OCR 1 bicycles and framesets (an unassembled bicycle frame and fork). The recalled forks have a date code on the steerer tubes.

 

Model Name                  Date Code

TRC Team and TCR 0 Giant Bicycles                    Year: 00, and Month: 8, 9, 10,or 11 (on label on steerer tube)

 

TCR 1, TCR 2 and OCR 1 Giant Bicycles              Begins with "0H," "0J," "0K" or "0L"
and Framesets, and TCR 0 Giant Framesets            (embossed on steerer tube)

"Giant" and the model name are written on the bicycles and framesets. Giant Authorized Dealers sold the recalled forks on framesets and bicycles from September 2000 through April 2001. The framesets sold for between $500 and $1,000, and the bicycles sold for between $1,000 and $4,500.

Consumers should stop using these bicycles immediately, and return them to the nearest Giant Authorized Dealer for a free inspection, and, if necessary, repair. To determine if the bicycle fork is part of this recall and for more information, call Giant Bicycle, Inc. at (800) USGIANT (874-4268) between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday.