Cycling Sports Group, Inc. recalls 2014 MY GT Fury Team and Expert Bicycles

Starting date:
July 17, 2014
Posting date:
July 17, 2014
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Sports/Fitness
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Physical Hazard
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-40617

Joint recall with Health Canada, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (US CPSC) and Cycling Sports Group, Inc.

Affected products

2014 MY GT Fury Team and Expert Bicycles

Product description

This recall involves two 2014 GT brand downhill mountain bikes.

The following bicycle models and code numbers are included in this recall:
Bicycle Models Bicycle Codes
2014 GT Fury Team GM0046
2014 GT Fury Expert GM0211

The 2014 GT Fury Team is a black downhill mountain bike with lime green accents. The brand GT and the name Fury are in blue. The name Team is in smaller lime green letters and placed just above the name Fury.

The 2014 GT Fury Expert is a blue downhill mountain bike with red accents. The brand GT and the name Fury are in white. The name Expert is in smaller red letters and placed just above the name Fury.

Hazard identified

The wheel hubs can break and cause the brake system to fail, posing crash and injury hazards to the consumer.

Cycling Sports Group, Inc. has received five reports of hub failure, including one with injury, involving these bicycles worldwide. No incidents were reported from Canada.

Health Canada has not received any reports of consumer incidents or injuries related to the use of these bicycles.

Number sold

Approximately 32 units of the recalled bicycle were sold by authorized GT Dealers across Canada and approximately 120 units distributed in the United States.

Time period sold

The recalled 2014 MY GT Fury Team and Expert bikes were sold from February 2014 to June 2014 in Canada and the United States.

Place of origin

Manufactured in Taiwan.

Companies

Manufacturer
Cycling Sports Group, Inc.
Norwalk
Connecticut
UNITED STATES

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using 2014 MY GT Fury Team and Expert bicycles. Consumers should contact a GT authorized dealer for free replacement of both the front and rear complete wheels at no charge.

For more information, including the location of their nearest authorized dealer consumers can contact the company by telephone at 1-800-843-2453 from Monday to Friday 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. ET or visit the GT bicycles recall website.

Consumers may view the release by the US CPSC on the Commission's website.

Please note that the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act prohibits recalled products from being redistributed, sold or even given away in Canada.

Health Canada would like to remind Canadians to report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product or any other consumer product or cosmetic by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.