Giant Bicycle Recalls XtC Bicycles and Seatposts

Recall Date:  August 8, 2013
Recall Number: 13-261
Name of Product: 2013 Giant XtC Advanced SL 29er 0 and 29er 1 series, Contact SLR 27.2 mm carbon fiber seatpost
Hazard: The bicycle seatposts on the affected bicycles and the after-market seatposts can crack, posing a fall hazard.
Remedy: Replace
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.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission posted a recall yesterday of Giant XtC bicycles and seatposts due to a fall hazard.  The recall pertains to the 2013 Giant XtC Advanced SL 29er 0 and 29er 1 series bicycles and the 27.2 mm carbon fiber seatposts that were sold separately.  Click on the thumbnails below to see the recalled bikes and seatpost.

Manufactured by Giant Manufacturing Co. Ltd., of Taiwan, and distributed by Giant Bicycles Inc. of Newbury Park, CA, these bikes sold nationwide in the US between November of 2012 and May of 2013, ranging in price from $4,300 to $7,700 and the Contact SLR seatpost sold for $200.

The CPSC reports that the seatposts on the cited XtCs and the after market “Contact SLR” seatposts can crack and fail, leading to a possible fall hazard.  Though no injuries have been reported, the company has recalled the bikes and seatposts so that the seatposts can be replaced.   Riders should immediately stop riding the recalled bikes and seatposts and contact a Giant Bicycle dealer for a free replacement seatpost.

 

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