Giant recalls TCR Advanced SL and SL models

By BikeRadar | Thursday, January 15, 2009 4.30pm

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Giant Bicycle, has issued a voluntary recall on about 1,000 2009 Giant TCR Advanced SL and SL bicycles and framesets.

According to the report, the density of the steerer tubes can cause the forks to crack and break, posing a hazard to the consumer. Giant Bicycle has received one report of the fork cracking with no reported injuries.

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The recall involves 2009 TCR Advanced SL Team, SL 0, SL 1, SL 2, and SL (ISP) model bicycles and framesets 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.

These bicycles and frames, all manufactured in Taiwan, were sold at authorised Giant Bicycle dealers in the U.S. from August 2008 through December 2008 for between US$3,300 and $7,500.

Consumers should stop riding these bicycles immediately and contact an authorized Giant Bicycle dealer for a free inspection and replacement fork.

For additional information, contact Giant Bicycle toll free at (866) 458-2555 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. (PST) Monday through Friday, or visit

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