Thursday, April 12, 2012

Injuries Due To Mountain Bike Suspension Fork Failure Leads To Recall

Bicycle component manufacturer Suntour and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission today announced the recall of 17,000 SR Suntour suspension front forks.  A press release reporting the recall states, "The suspension fork’s internal support tubes can break and cause the rider to lose control, fall and crash."  There have been reports of at least 12 injuries due to fork failure, some resulting in lacerations and a dental injury.  The forks were sold with some 2011-12 Trek, GT and Giant mountain bikes.  If you own one of these forks you should contact an authorized Trek, GT or Giant dealer for a replacement.

1 comment:

  1. My tip is to go midweek in the summer and you almost have the mountain to yourself as most people come on the weekends. electric bikes nz

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