Giant Bicycles voluntarily recalled 76 of its Cypress and Sedona bicycles because the rear axle on the bicycle is harder than required by the manufacturer’s specification and could crack. The bicycles were sold at authorized Giant Bicycle dealers nationwide. These dealers may have sold the Chinese made bicycles with affected axles after May 16, 2005 for about $300. No incidents or injuries have been reported.

The recall involves certain 2005 Cypress and Sedona model bicycles. The bicycles come in both men’s and ladies’ styles and vary in size between 14 to 21 inches. “GIANT” and “Cypress” or “Sedona” are written on the bicycles’ frames. A serial number is written on the bottom bracket of the bicycle, located near the pedals.

Consumers should stop riding these bicycles immediately and contact Giant Bicycle. Giant Bicycle will replace the rear wheel, including the rear axle, of recalled bicycles for free.