Giant Bicycle Recalls XtC Bicycles and Seatposts Due to Fall Hazard
Giant Bicycle’s seatpost can crack while riding.
Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Recall SummaryName of product:
Giant Bicycle Recalls XtC Bicycles and Seatposts Due to Fall HazardHazard:
The bicycle seatposts on the affected bicycles and the after-market seatposts can crack, posing a fall hazard.
Giant Bicycle Inc., toll-free at (866) 458-2555 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or online at www.giant-bicycles.com-en-us/ and click on Recall Information at the bottom of the page for more information.Report an Incident Involving this Product
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.
Giant Bicycles received five reports of the bicycle seatposts breaking. No injuries have been reported.
Consumer should immediately stop using the recalled bicycles and seatposts and contact a Giant Bicycle dealer for a free replacement seatpost.
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
Giant Manufacturing Co. Ltd., of Taiwan
Giant Bicycles Inc. of Newbury Park, Calif.
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Recalled 2013 XTC Advanced SL 29er 0
2013 Giant XTC Advanced SL 29er 1
2013 Giant Contact SLR seatpost