The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced in an official release that SR Suntour has decided to issue a voluntary recall of GT, Trek and Giant bicycles.
According to several news agencies across the country, all recalled bicycles were manufactured with SR Suntour Suspension Forks that may have been equipped with internal support tubes that could break unexpectedly. Since this problem could occur while the bicycle is being used, the rider could fall as a result of the sudden fracture. The official release issued by the federal agency has disclosed that the company has received at least 12 reports related to bicycle presenting cracked suspension forks. Two incidents resulted in injuries including a chipped tooth and various lacerations.
This recall affects approximately 17,000 bicycles, which have been sold nationwide between April of 2011 and March of 2012. Since the internal support tubes of the forks could fail, the company has urged bikers to stop using these recalled units immediately. You may identify the recalled bicycles by the suspension forks’ date codes that will range from CK110301 to CK110731.
As a Woodland Hills personal injury lawyer, I sincerely hope that nobody else is injured as a result of an accident caused by these faulty bicycles. Too often, incidents are reported before any recall notice is issued. In many cases, injuries are inevitable and because of that I urge you to never ignore a recall alert.
If you or a loved one is ever injured through the use or consumption of a recalled product, you might want to consider reaching a personal injury lawyer near you and asking for a free assessment of your case promptly.