Bicyclists headed out for rides this summer should heed the latest bicycle recall announced by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. Cycling Sports Group, based in Wilton, Connecticut, has recalled GT Mountain bicycles because the bike’s handlebars can crack and potentially cause a cyclist to fall.
The specific models subject to recall include: Karakoram Sport, Karakoram Comp, Aggressor Sport, Aggressor Comp and Aggressor Expert. They were sold in a variety of colors including black, blue, gunmetal grey and neon yellow. Models subject to recall also include a solid black GT logo on the downtube and a stem marked “Ø31.8 9-10N.m.” A complete list of GT Mountain bicycles included in this recall can be accessed on GT’s website.
The bicycles went on the market in June 2016 and were sold in stores throughout the U.S. and Canada.
According to Cycling Sports Group’s website, it is “one of the global suppliers of bicycles and accessories” with “a diverse portfolio of brands” catering to North American independent bicycle dealers.
No injuries have been reported and customers who have purchased one of the bikes are urged to immediately stop using it and contact an authorized GT dealer or Cycling Sports Group. Consumers can schedule a free repair of the handlebar and stem. For additional information or questions regarding the recall, contact Cycling Sports Group at 800-726-2453 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
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