14.05.20

Important Notice for Australia - Avanti seat clamp voluntary recall

Voluntary Recall

AVANTI BIKES PRODUCT RECALL 


Please note the following details regarding an Australia wide product recall from Sheppard Cycles Australia. 


Models affected: 

The following bicycles in the Avanti Carbon road range are various model year Corsa SL, Corsa ER, and Giro C outlined in the table below. 

 

MODEL YEAR (MY)    MODEL - GROUP A
MY14 Corsa SL 1.0
MY14 Corsa SL 2.0
MY14 Corsa SL Team
MY14 Corsa SL Team Frameset
MY14 Corsa SL Team Genesys
MY14 CORSA SL TEAM DEMO
MY14 FRAMESET CORSA SL 2
MY14 FRAMESET CORSA SL TEAM GENESYS
MY15 Corsa SL 1
MY15 Corsa SL 1 Womens
MY15 Corsa SL 2
MY15 Corsa SL 2 TDF
MY15 Corsa SL 2 Womens
MY15 Corsa SL Team
MY15 FRAMESET CORSA SL
MY15 FRAMESET CORSA SL TEAM
MY16 Corsa SL 1
MY16 Corsa SL 1 Womens
MY16 Corsa SL 2
MY16 Corsa SL 2 Womens
MY16 Corsa SL Frameset
MY16 Corsa SL Team
MY16 Corsa SL Team Frameset
MY17 CORSA SL 2
MY17 CORSA SL 2 WOMENS
MY17 CORSA SL TEAM
MY17 FRAMESET CORSA SL
MY17 FRAMESET CORSA SL TEAM
MY18 FRAMESET CORSA SL TEAM

 

 

 

 

 

MODEL YEAR (MY)    MODEL - GROUP B
MY16 Corsa ER 1
MY16 Corsa ER 2
MY17 CORSA ER 1
MY17 CORSA ER 2
MY18 CORSA ER 1 DISC
MY18 CORSA ER 2 DISC
MY18 FRAMESET CORSA ER
MY17 GIRO C 1
MY17 GIRO C 1 WOMENS
MY17 GIRO C 2
MY17 GIRO C 2 WOMENS
MY17 GIRO C 2 FRAME
MY17 GIRO C 2 WOMENS FRAME                
MY18 GIRO C 1
MY18 GIRO C 1 WOMENS
MY18 GIRO C 2
MY18 GIRO C 2 WOMENS

 

 

The affected bicycles were available for retail sale from 1 July 2014.

 

Defect & potential hazard: 

 

Model Group A 

It has been identified that model year (MY)14 to MY18 Avanti carbon fibre road bike Corsa SL models have the potential for the seat clamp bolts to break, or for the frame to develop minor hairline cracks during use, where the seat clamp bolts enter the frame. It is highly possible that the minor cracks and the bolts snapping in the frame can be caused by the user over tightening the bolts to secure the carbon seat post in the frame. It has been commonly known for many years for carbon seat posts to move slightly during use when inserted into a carbon frame, and users can over-tighten bolts stripping or breaking the bolts when too much force is applied. As a result of the bolts snapping and / or the frame developing a minor crack over time, there is a low risk or possibility for the seat post to slide downwards inside the frame, which may cause the rider to lose balance whilst riding the bicycle.


Model Group B 

It has been identified that MY16 to MY18 Avanti Corsa ER and MY17 to MY18 Giro C road bicycles may have the potential for the seat clamp bolts to break during use. There is a low risk or possibility for the seat post to slide downwards inside the frame, which may cause the rider to lose balance whilst riding the bicycle.

 

What to do: 

Consumers should stop riding the bicycles immediately and contact their place of purchase to arrange for a replacement seat post kit to be re-fitted

This recall has been undertaken to ensure the safety of our customers as an ongoing commitment to maintain the highest possible standards of safety and product enjoyment at all times. 

 

Contact details: 

Please contact Avanti Bicycle Company on 1300 883 305 or csaustralia@sheppardcycles.com. 

 

AVANTI RIDERS