- by Christopher Jones
- Published: 20 April 2011
Avanti have announced a voluntary recall on 2006 – 2008 Derelikt models which may be prone to the head tube cracking.
The following bicycles in the Avanti “Derelikt” range are affected:
2006 – Derelikt 1, 2 and 3 models
(serial number U5+)
2007 – Derelikt 1, 2 and 3 models
(serial number U6+)
2008 – Derelikt 1, 2 and 3 models
(serial number U7+)
The serial numbers can be found under the bottom bracket shell.
The affected bicycles were available for retail sale from 1 July 2005.
What to do:
Consumers should stop riding the bicycles immediately and contact their place of purchase to arrange for a replacement frame to be ordered and delivered to the place of purchase for refitting. All affected models will be replaced with a 2011 ABD Flow aluminium frame. Replacement frames are expected to arrive in store by mid July. You will be contacted when the frames arrive in store to arrange a time for fitting. The replacement frame will be fitted at Avanti’s cost.
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.
Information provided by Avanti Bicycle Company