|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 12, 1998
Release # 98-079
|Company Phone Number: (800-743-3248)
CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: Ken Giles, (301) 504-7052
CPSC, GT Bicycles Announce Recall of Bicycle Frames
WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U. S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), GT Bicycles of Santa Ana, Calif., is recalling 10,000 GT Speed Series and Robinson bicycle frames. The frames can crack and separate, causing a rider to lose control of the bicycle, fall and be injured.
GT Bicycles has received about 17 reports of frames cracking, resulting in 2 injuries involving cuts and bruises.
The recalled bicycle frames came equipped on bicycles or were sold separately as part of a frame kit. 1995, 1996, 1997 and 1998 XL and XXL model GT Speed Series, Speed Series Team and Speed Series Cruiser frames and bicycles are included in this recall. 1997 and 1998 model Robinson Pro, Pro XL, Pro 24 and Amtrac frames and bicycles also are included in this recall. These model names are found on the frame.
GT Authorized Dealers nationwide sold these bicycles and frames from November 1994 through February 1998. The frame kits cost about $300 to $450 and the bicycles cost about $600 to $1,450.
Consumers should immediately stop using bicycles equipped with these frames and call their local GT Authorized Dealer to arrange to have the frames replaced free of charge. For the location of the nearest dealer, consumers should call GT Bicycles Customer Service Department at (800) RIDE A GT (800-743-3248).
GT Bicycles will replace these recalled frames with a stronger, redesigned frame made with thicker tubing.
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