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Giant Recalling TCR Advanced SL Bikes

Published January 14, 2009

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Giant Bicycle, has issued a voluntary recall on about 1,000 TCR Advanced SL and SL bicycle and frames from the 2009 model year.

The density of the steerer tubes can cause the forks to crack and break, posing a fall hazard to the consumer.

Giant Bicycle has received one report of the fork cracking with no reported injuries.

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.

These bicycles and frames were sold at authorized Giant Bicycle dealers nationwide from August 2008 through December 2008 for between $3,300 and $7,500. They were all manufactured in Taiwan.

Consumers should stop riding these bicycles immediately and contact an authorized Giant Bicycle dealer for a free inspection and replacement fork.

For additional information, contact Giant Bicycle toll-free at (866) 458-2555 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. (PST) Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.giant-bicycles.com.

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