Monday, August 25, 2014

GT Mountain Bike Recall 2014

Cycling Sports Group Recalls GT Brand Mountain Bicycles Due to Crash, Injury Hazards


Recall Summary

Name of product:
GT downhill mountain bicycles
Hazard:
The wheel hubs can break and cause the brake system to fail, posing crash and injury hazards to the consumer.
Contact:
Cycling Sports Group at (800) 726-2453 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, emailcustserve@cyclingsportsgroup.com, or online atwww.gtbicycles.com and click on Recalls under Recalls & Safety at the bottom of the page.
Units
About 120 in the U.S. and 32 in Canada
Description
This recall involves all 2014 GT Fury Expert and 2014 GT Fury Team downhill mountain bicycles. The recalled Fury Expert model is blue with red and white accents. The recalled Fury Team model is black with lime green and blue accents. The bicycles have front and rear disc brakes, rear shock absorbers and front suspension forks. "Fury" is printed on the top tube and the bottom of the chainstay, the GT logo is on the down tube and the top of the chainstay. The model names are printed in small letters on the top tube of the bicycles just above the word Fury.
Incidents/Injuries
Cycling Sports Group has received five reports of broken hubs. No injuries have been reported.
Remedy
Consumers should immediately stop using the bicycles and return them to the nearest authorized GT dealer to have the complete front and rear wheels replaced free of charge.
Sold at
Authorized GT dealers from February 2014 to June 2014 for between $4,300 and $6,000.
Importer
Cycling Sports Group Inc., of Wilton, Conn.
Manufactured in
Taiwan