About 200 Giant brand bicycles and carbon seatposts have been recalled by Giant Manufacturing Co. Ltd., of Taiwan. The bicycle seatposts on the affected bicycles and the after-market seatposts can crack, posing a fall hazard. This recall includes 2013 model year Giant XtC Advanced SL 29er 0 and 29er 1 series bicycles and 27.2 mm carbon fiber seatposts 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 seatposts. Giant Bicycles received five reports of the bicycle seatposts breaking. No injuries have been reported. According to the company, the bicycles were sold at bicycle stores nationwide between November 2012 and May 2013 for between $4,300 and $7,700 for the bicycles and $200 for the seatpost sold separately.