Yet another recall of a bicycle product has occurred, this one affecting an entire bike line.
Giant Bicycle Inc., along with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, has announced a recall of their 2012 Giant Defy Advanced and Avail Advanced Bicycles. About 900 units are affected by the recall, which encompasses all bikes from the described model year. The bikes comes in a variety of sizes and colors, but “Giant” and the name of the model are printed on each of the bicycles. They were sold through Giant Bicycle dealers across the country from August 2011 to November 2011 for a price of $3,000 to $4,550.
The bikes in question pose a hazard to riders due to the possibility of the fork cracking. This could induce a fall which would clearly be dangerous to the rider. Consumers using the bike in question are advised to contact a Giant Bicycle dealer for a free inspection and fork replacement.
As a personal injury lawyer in San Bernardino, I’ve seen a number of accidents occur when someone is thrown from a bicycle. They may not be able to move as fast as an automobile, but if you get careening down a hill, speed can certainly become an issue, especially if one of the parts of the bike is faulty. That’s why, as a San Bernardino personal injury lawyer, I advise everyone to pay attention to consumer reports and be as safe as possible while on the road.