from Biking Biz:
US Consumer Product Safety Commission
( along with Giant
announced a recall.
Giant recalls 1,000 bikes and frames for fork flaw
Giant Bicycle is recalling about 1,000 TCR Advanced SL and SL (ISP) bicycles and frames because a problem in the density of the steerer tube can cause the forks to crack and break.
The 2009 model bicycles were sold from August through December last year for between $3,300 and $7,500. Cyclists are urged to stop riding the bicycles immediately and take them in to a Giant dealer for inspection and replacement fork.
The recall notice posted at the Consumer Product Safety Commission describes the part:
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.
The bikes were made in Taiwan
For information, see the Giant Bicycle website
or call toll-free at (866) 458-2555 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday.
Now the US site has this as an MR and the AU site is silent, it could be that only US imported bikes are involved, but AU importers are often slow on the uptake and if you have a bike in this category I would discuss it with your Giant dealer and seek clarification ( and remove the fork, to check its serial number as a precaution as dealers may not "know" yet or " want to know !"
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