WASHINGTON, DC (BRAIN) Thursday April 12 2012 2:35 PM MT—Three bike manufacturers and SR Suntour are working with the Consumer Product Safety Commission to recall about 17,000 bikes because the SR Suntour suspension forks can fail.
The forks were on GT, Giant and Trek bikes sold from April 2011 through last month. The bikes retailed for between $400 and $600.
The CPSC said the fork's "internal support tubes" can break and cause the rider to lose control and crash. SR Suntour has received reports of 12 fork failures including two that resulted in injuries including a laceration and a chipped tooth.
Consumers should stop using the bikes immediately and bring the bike to a GT, Trek or Giant retailer for a free repair. For more information, contact SR Suntour toll-free at (855) 205-2453 anytime, or visit the firm's website at www.srsuntour-cycling.com.
Bike models with the affected forks:
Giant 2011-2012 Revel 1 and Revel 1W.
GT 2012 Avalanche 4.0 and Avalanche 4.0 GTW.
Trek 2012 3700D and 3900D
The affected forks have date codes of CK110301 through CK110731.