|August 2, 2005
CPSC, Giant Bicycle, Inc. Announce Recall of Bicycles
The following product safety recall was conducted voluntarily by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of Product: 2005 Cypress and Sedona bicycles
Importer: Giant Bicycle Inc., of Newbury Park, Calif.
Hazard: The rear axle on the bicycle is harder than required by the manufacturer's specification and could crack.
Incidents/Injuries: No incidents or injuries reported.
Description: The recall involves certain 2005 Cypress and Sedona model bicycles. The bicycles come in both men's and ladies' styles and vary in size between 14 to 21 inches. "GIANT" and "Cypress" or "Sedona" are written on the bicycles' frames. A serial number is written on the bottom bracket of the bicycle, located near the pedals. A list of the serial numbers that are the subject of this recall is at the following Web site: www.giant-bicycle.com/us
Sold at: Authorized Giant Bicycle dealers nationwide may have sold bicycles with affected axles after May 16, 2005 for about $300
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should stop riding these bicycles immediately and contact Giant Bicycle if they have a recalled bicycle. Giant Bicycle will replace the rear wheel (including the rear axle) of recalled bicycles for free.
Consumer Contact: Call Giant Bicycle toll-free at (866) 458-2555 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or visit the firm's Web site at www.giant-bicycle.com/us
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