Recall alert: Giant Bicycle recalls nearly 21K models over handlebar issue

BETHESDA, Md. — Giant Bicycle is recalling 20,800 models from 2021 because a faulty adjustable handlebar stem caused riders to fall and suffer injuries.

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According to a recall notice by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, “the adjustable handlebar stem on the bicycles can become loose, posing fall and injury hazards.”

The recall involves four models, according to the CPSC: Liv Flourish FS 1, Giant Escape 3 Comfort, Liv Alight 3 Comfort and Giant Cypress DX.

Giant Bicycle Inc., of Newbury Park, California, stated in a news release that it has received 86 reports of the bicycle’s handlebar becoming loose, including three reports of riders falling off their bicycles.

The bicycles, which were manufactured in the Philippines, were sold at Giant Bicycle dealers nationwide and at www.giant-bicycles.com/us or www.liv-cycling.com/us. They were sold from October 2020 through October 2021 and had a retail price between $590 and $690, the company said in its release.

According to the CPSC, consumers with any of these models should schedule an inspection and free repair with an authorized Giant Bicycle dealer.

Consumers with questions can call Giant Bicycle at 866-458-2555, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., EST, Monday through Friday or by email at Recall@GiantBicycle.com.


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