Giant Bicycle Inc., as advised by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), has issued a voluntary recall of its 2011 model year Anthem Giant bicycles because of a falling hazard. The falling hazard is created by weak construction just below the handlebars. The frame of the bike may crack at the junction of the seat post and top tube. If this piece of framework cracks, the rider of the bicycle could easily fall and incur minor to critical injuries. The bicycle recall affects Giant bikes model year 2011 Anthem Giant X 29er 1, 2 and 3; this includes all sizes of the bicycle (small, medium and large). The affected bicycles were manufactured in Taiwan and sold nationwide in the U.S. during August 2010 for between $2,200 and $3,500. The total number of bikes recalled is about 370. If you are the owner of one of the affected Giant bicycles, you are required to stop riding your bicycle immediately. You can take your bike to any authorized Giant Bicycle dealer to receive a free inspection and repair. If you or a loved one has been injured by a defective or recalled product, such as the Anthem Giant bicycle, you may be able to receive monetary compensation for your losses. The first step towards understanding your legal rights when a recalled or defective product results in injury is contacting an experienced product liability lawyer.
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When you have sustained a serious injury or lost a loved because of a defective or recalled product, you are entitled to seek compensation for your damages and suffering. Consulting with a New York product liability lawyer can help you better understand your rights, determine liability for your injuries, and decide if filing a product liability claim is right for you. At Gacovino Lake & Associates we have formed a dedicated network of product liability lawyers that serve clients nationwide. Our New York office serves residents of the 5 boroughs with their auto accident, medical malpractice, product liability, premises liability, and Workers’ Compensation claims. For experienced help with your product liability claim, contact us today – 1-800-246-4878.