Giant have recalled ALL 2011 Giant Anthem 29ers in the US due to the weld at the seat/top tube juncture possibly failing. This doesn't affect New Zealand-sold bikes; Giant's own site and press release states that it only affects the US sold bikes. Given the large number of US based followers we have we just thought we'd let you know. NEWS from CPSCU.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Office of Information and Public Affairs Washington, DC 20207
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 12, 2010 Release #11-038
Firm’s Recall Hotline: (866) 458-2555
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772 CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
Giant Recalls Anthem X 29er Bicycles Due to Fall Hazard WASHINGTON, D.C. - 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.
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
For a complete list of serial numbers of bicycles affected by this recall, click here.