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Giant Recalls Anthem X 29er Bicycles Due to Fall Hazard

WASHINGTON, Nov. 12, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- 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.

(Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20030904/USCSCLOGO) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20030904/USCSCLOGO) 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.

Photos are available at: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml11/11038.html 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 it by visiting https://www.cpsc.gov/cgibin/incident.aspx.

Firm's Recall Hotline: (866) 458-2555 CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772 CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908 SOURCE U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission www.prnewswire.com Copyright (C) 2010 PR Newswire. All rights reserved -0- KEYWORD: District of Columbia

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