Cycling Sports Group Recalls 2017 model year GT Karakoram Sport, Comp and Aggressor Comp, Expert and Sport

Starting date:
June 8, 2017
Posting date:
June 8, 2017
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Sports/Fitness
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Fall Hazard
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-63452

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

Affected products

2017 model year GT Karakoram Sport, Comp and Aggressor Comp, Expert and Sport

Product description

This recall involves This recall involves 2017 GT mountain bicycle models: Karakoram Sport, Karakoram Comp, Aggressor Sport, Aggressor Comp, and Aggressor Expert. The bikes were sold in a variety of colors including black, blue, gunmetal grey, and neon yellow.

Only models with 1) a solid black GT logo on the downtube and 2) a stem marked "Ø31.8 9-10N.m" are included in the recall.
Year SKU Model Name Colour
2017 G27427M10 GT 29 M Karakoram Sport Black with green lettering
2017 G27337M20 GT 29 M Karakoram Sport Navy blue with red lettering
2017 G28317M10 GT 27.5 M Aggressor Sport Black with green lettering
2017 G28217M10 GT 27.5 M Aggressor Comp Navy blue with red lettering
2017 G28117M70 GT 27.5 M Aggressor Expert Yellow with black lettering

 

Hazard identified

The bicycle's handlebars can develop fatigue cracks before reaching the required number of cycles, posing a fall hazard.

As of June 8, Cycling Sports Group has not received any reports of incidents or injuries in Canada or the United States.

Number sold

Approximately 243 units of the affected bicycles were sold by authorized GT dealers across Canada, and about 1000 units were sold in the United States.

Time period sold

The affected bicycles were sold from June 2016 to June 2017 in Canada and from June 2016 to August 2017 in the United States.

Place of origin

Manufactured in China.

Companies

Importer
Cycling Sports Group, Inc.
Wilton
Connecticut
UNITED STATES

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled bicycles and take them to the nearest authorized GT dealer for a free repair or a replacement free of charge.

For more information, consumers may contact GT at 203-845-8498 from 9am to 6pm ET Monday through Friday, by email, or online and click on Safety Notices and Recalls at the bottom right-hand corner of the main page for more information.

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.

This recall is also posted on the OECD Global Portal on Product Recalls website. You can visit this site for more information on other international consumer product recalls.