Cycling in Melbourne Australia
From the Bicycle Network website: http://www.bv.com.au/general/bikes-and-riding/92190/
Summary is as follows:
8 December 2011. A popular road bike in the Australian market, the Giant Defy, has seen a number of models recalled because of fork failure.
The Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC) has issued a product safety recall for the 2012 models: Giant Defy Advanced 2, Defy Advanced 3, and the Giant Avail Advanced 2, a variation of the Defy for female riders.
According to the ACCC there is potential for the fork blades to crack under severe riding conditions, resulting in a fall and potential injury to the user.
Riders should immediately discontinue riding the affected bicycle. Consumers should return the bike to a Giant dealer for repair.
The bikes were sold by Giant dealers across Australia.
This is the second recall of Giant carbon fibre road bikes because of fork faults. This time last year the company recalled several of its high-end TCR models.