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June 26/15 11:40 am - SR Suntour Fork Recall


Posted by Editoress on 06/26/15
 

This recall involves SR Suntour N.A. bicycle forks that have been incorporated into finished bicycles under the following brands: GT, Giant, INA International, Scott and Trek bicycles. Cannondale, Diamondback and Schwinn brands with the potentially affected forks were not sold in Canada.

The model number, serial number range and size are vertically etched on the bicycle fork crown. A detailed list of the specific model numbers included in the recall is on the firm's website.

If the fixing bolt breaks, the bicycle fork may not properly function as a shock absorber. The top part of the fork can separate from the bottom part of the fork if the fork is lifted from the ground, posing a fall hazard to the rider.

Neither Health Canada nor SR Suntour N.A. has received any reports of consumer incidents or injuries related to the use of these bicycle forks in Canada.

In the United States, SR Suntour N.A. has received 2 reports of consumer incidents involving minor injuries, such as scrapes.

Approximately 33,644 recalled forks were sold in Canada, and approximately 67,863 were sold in the United States.

The recalled products were sold at authorized GT, Giant, INA International, Scott and Trek dealers from November 2014 to June 2015.

Consumers should immediately stop using the bicycles equipped with these forks and contact their retailer for a free inspection and repair if necessary. The repair will consist of replacement of the fixing bolt, if needed.
For more information, consumers may contact SR Suntour N.A. at 1-888-820-8458, between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. CST, Monday thru Friday. Consumers may also visit the company's website. Consumers may view the release by the US CPSC on the Commission's website.

Please note that the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act prohibits recalled products from being redistributed, sold or even given away in Canada.

 

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