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Bicycle Recall Due to Seat Posts Cracking

Giant Bicycle is recalling their XtC bicycles because the seat posts and the after-market seat posts can crack, causing riders to fall.  Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled bicycles...

Giant Bicycle is recalling their XtC bicycles because the seat posts and the after-market seat posts can crack, causing riders to fall.  Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled bicycles and seat posts and contact a Giant Bicycle dealer for a free replacement seat post.

This recall includes 2013 model year Giant XtC Advanced SL 29er 0 and 29er 1 series bicycles and 27.2 mm carbon fiber seat posts 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 seat posts. 

Incidents/Injuries: Giant Bicycles received five reports of the bicycle seat posts breaking.  No injuries have been reported.     

Remedy:Consumer should immediately stop using the recalled bicycles and seat posts and contact a Giant Bicycle dealer for a free replacement seat post.  

Sold at:Bicycle stores nationwide between November 2012 and May 2013. Seat posts sold separately. 

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 at www.giant-bicycles.com-en-us/ and click on Recall Information at the bottom of the page for more information.

Source: http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2013/Giant-Bicycle-Recalls-XtC-Bicycles-and-Seatposts

Giant Bicycle's XtC bicycle

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