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    Giant recalls bikes

    Giant Bicycle Recalls Two Models; Forks Can Break Causing Fall Hazard

    -----------NEWS from CPSC-----------
    U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
    Office of Information and Public Affairs
    4330 East West Highway, Bethesda, MD 20814, CPSC Home Page |
    Report an Unsafe Product:

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    January 18, 2012
    Release #12-088

    Firm's Recall Hotline: (866) 458-2555
    CPSC 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, 1 and 2 model bicycles and the women's Giant Avail Advanced 0, 1, and 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 Giant Bicycles / Bikes /

    To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recalled products, please go to:
    Giant Bicycle Recalls Two Models; Forks Can Break Causing Fall Hazard

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    one of the real heavy duty ones... Good

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    You realize this is a mountain bike forum right?
    Quote Originally Posted by kidwoo
    The internet sounds like a tough place to ride.

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    Yeah it's mountain bike site and probably more than half the people on hear have a road bike too.
    Needed: 26.8mm XTR seatpost, blue GT/Grundig Jersey.

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    Yeah, and they have cars too, and tv, and phones and etc etc. LOL

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