Name of Product:Giant brand bicycles and carbon seatposts
Hazard:The bicycle seatposts on the affected bicycles and the after-market seatposts can crack, posing a fall hazard.
Remedy:Consumer should immediately stop using the recalled bicycles and seatposts and contact a Giant Bicycle dealer for a free replacement seatpost.
Consumer Contact:Giant Bicycle Inc., toll-free at (866) 458-2555 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or online athttp://www.giant-bicycles.com/en-us/ and click on Recall Information at the bottom of the page for more information.
Photos are available athttp://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2013/Giant-Bicycle-Recalls-XtC-Bicycles-and-Seatposts.
Description:This recall includes 2013 model year Giant XtC Advanced SL 29er 0 and 29er 1 series bicycles and 27.2 mm carbon fiber seatposts sold separately. The SL 29er 0 model bicycle is white, black and blue. The SL 29er 1 model is white, black and red. The letters "XTC" appear on the down tube of the frame on both bicycles. The name "Giant" and "Contact SLR" appear on the 27.2 mm carbon fiber seatposts.
Incidents/Injuries:Giant Bicycles received five reports of the bicycle seatposts breaking. No injuries have been reported.
Sold at:Bicycle stores nationwide between November 2012 and May 2013 for between $4,300 and $7,700 for the bicycles and $200 for the seatpost sold separately.
Manufacturer:Giant Manufacturing Co. Ltd., of Taiwan
Distributor:Giant Bicycles Inc. of Newbury Park, Calif.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about your experience with the product onSaferProducts.gov.
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