Recent product recalls

By Robin Melen on April 18, 2012 12:01:00 am

Recall-alert-newDIRT BIKES About 4,300 Baja dirt bikes sold at Pep Boys and other motor sports stores nationwide from December 2010 through January 2012 for between $450 and $650. (This product was previously recalled in March 2011 for the same reasons.) The fuel tank can leak, posing a fire and burn hazard to consumers. The firm has received 16 reports of fires from leaking fuel, including two reports of minor burns to consumer's legs and one report of a minor burn to a consumer's finger. Ten of the reported incidents, including two of the burn injuries, were received after the initial March 2011 recall announcement.
IF YOU OWN ONE Contact Baja Motorsports to schedule a free repair.  Call 888-863-2252 or go to for more details.

BICYCLE FORKS About 17,000 GT, Giant, and Trek bicycles with SR Suntour suspension forks sold at specialty bicycle stores nationwide from April 2011 through March 2012 for $400 to $600. The suspension fork’s internal support tubes can break and cause the rider to lose control and crash. SR Suntour has received 12 reports of incidents involving the suspension forks.
IF YOU OWN ONE Return the bicycle to any authorized GT, Giant, or Trek dealer for a free repair. For more information, call 855-205-2453.

For the latest information on all recalls, go to There you'll find recalls from the Consumer Product Safety Commission, the Food and Drug Administration, and The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, among others.


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Robin Melen

Robin Melen

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