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Orbea Recalls Avant Bicycles Due to Fall Hazard

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SOURCE U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

WASHINGTON, Sept. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is an independent federal agency created by Congress in 1973 and charged with protecting the American public from unreasonable risks of serious injury or death from more than 15,000 types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury, call the CPSC hotline at 1-800-638-2772, or visit http//:www.cpsc.gov/talk.html. Further recall information is available at http://www.cpsc.gov.

Recall Summary

Name of Product: Avant Bicycles

Hazard: The bicycle front fork can crack, posing a fall hazard.

Remedy: Repair

Consumer Contact: Contact Orbea toll-free at (888) 466-7232 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, online at www.avantsupport.com and click on the "Support" tab located on the upper right section of the home page or e-mail at avantsupport.us@orbea.com for more information.   

Photos available at http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2014/Orbea-Recalls-Avant-Bicycles/

Recall Details

Units: 715

Description: This recall involves all Avant bicycles and carbon framesets sold with hydraulic disk brakes and all Avant bicycles and carbon framesets that are capable of being configured with hydraulic disc brakes. The model numbers are not marked on the bicycles and there is also no color or gender designation. The word Avant is in black or white on the top and head tube of the frameset and the word Orbea is in white on the top and down tube of the frameset.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported 

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled bicycles and contact Orbea for a free replacement and installation of the bicycle front fork. 

Sold at: Authorized Orbea bicycle retailers nationwide from August 2013 to June 2014 for between $1,200 and $9,000

Importer: Orbea USA, LLC., of Little Rock, Ark.

Manufactured in: China and Spain  

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction.  Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals – contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years.

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