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Old 01-14-09, 11:50 AM   #1
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Giant Recall of TCR

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.

Name of Product: 2009 model year TCR Advanced SL and SL (ISP) Bicycles and Frames

Units: About 1,000

Importer: Giant Bicycle, 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, or visit the firm�s Web site at www.giant-bicycles.com

For more info, see http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml09/09096.html
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