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Giant Recalls Anthem X 29er Bicycles Due to Fall Hazard

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Anthem X 29er bicycles by Giant. (Image credit: CPSC.)

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Giant Bicycle Inc., of Newbury Park, Calif., announced a voluntary recall of about 370 2011 Model Year Anthem Giant Bicycles today.

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.

Anthem X 29er Bicycle. (Image credit: CPSC.)

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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