Giant recalls two models over fork cracks

  • By Caley Fretz
  • Published Jan. 18, 2012

Giant Bicycles, working in conjunction with the Consumer Product Safety Commission, has voluntarily recalled two of their 2012 models due to fork problems.

The 2012 Defy Advanced 0, 1 and 2 as well as the women’s Avail Advanced 0, 1 and 2 models all use a fork that can crack, causing a fall hazard. Approximately 900 units are affected, of varying colors and sizes. No injuries have been reported.

The bikes were sold nationwide by Giant Bicycle dealers from August 2011 through November 2011.

Consumers with an affected bike should immediately stop riding and contact an authorized Giant dealer for free inspection and replacement of the fork.

Giant’s recall hotline: (866) 458-2555

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Caley Fretz

Caley Fretz

Senior Editor Caley Fretz can be found chasing races along the backroads of Europe or testing bikes and gear in the mountains outside Boulder, Colorado. If you can't find him there, check the coffee shop across from VN World Headquarters.

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