SR Suntour has issued a voluntary product recall for their GT, Giant and Trek bicycles that come equipped with SR Suntour suspension forks. Giant model bicylcles manufactured between 2011 and 2012 and GT and Trek models manufactured in 2012 are affected by the recall, which was announced following 12 reports of the suspension fork having an issue which could cause accident and/or injury.
Specifically, the internal support tubes on these units can break, preventing the rider from being able to control the bicycle. Of the 12 reports of this occurrence, one person suffered a cut and another chipped their tooth.
17,000 bikes are affected by this recall. The easiest way to check to see if your bicycle falls under the scope of the recall is to check the date code of the suspension forks. Affected units fall between CK110301 and CK110731. The bikes were sold at bike shops across the nation between April of last year and this past March. They retailed from $400 to $600.
Owners are being advised to stop using affected models and return them to an authorized dealer to get the problem fixed at no cost to the consumer.
As a personal injury lawyer in San Jose, I know how important it is for a method of conveyance to function properly. If a malfunction happens along hazardous terrain, the results could be catastrophic. Just think if the rider were to lose control while riding alongside traffic. I’ve seen far too many accidents occur for just that reason as a San Jose car accident attorney.