|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 12, 2010
|Firm’s Recall Hotline: (866) 458-2555
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Giant Recalls Anthem X 29er Bicycles Due to Fall Hazard
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. 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: 2011 Model Year Anthem Giant Bicycles
Units: About 370
Importer: Giant Bicycle Inc., of Newbury Park, Calif.
Manufacturer: Giant Manufacturing Co. Ltd., of Taiwan
Hazard: The frame can crack at the junction of the seat post and top tube, posing a fall hazard to riders.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: This recall involves 2011 model year Giant Anthem X 29er 1, 2 and 3 model bicycles. The bicycles were sold in small, medium and large. “Giant” and the model name are printed on the bicycle.
Sold by: Authorized Giant Bicycle dealers nationwide during August 2010 for between $2,200 and $3,500.
Manufactured in: Taiwan
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop riding the recalled bicycles and contact any authorized Giant Bicycle dealer for a free inspection and repair.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Giant Bicycle toll-free at (866) 458-2555 between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or visit the firm’s website at www.giant-bicycles.com
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