Giant says nothing wrong with its bicycles recalled in China

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Taipei, Sept. 29 (CNA) Taiwan-based bicycle maker Giant Manufacturing Co. Ltd. (巨大機械) said on Friday its bicycles being subjected to a recall in mainland China are not marketed in Taiwan, and that here is nothing wrong with them.

China's General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine (AQSIQ) issued a notice on its official website saying that as of Friday Giant was recalling from the Chinese market two models of its bicycles equipped with a disc-brake on the front wheel.

Those bikes were manufactured between January 2007 and August 2017 and have a flawed design in the "quick release" device affixed on the front wheel that could cause riders to be injured, the notice said.

If the device's screw nut is loosened during cycling, the quick release could interfere with the disc-brake, causing the front wheel to stop running abruptly or to become detached from the body of the bike, the notice noted.

It added that there were 654,168 affected bikes on the mainland.

Asked about the notice, Giant said it was not a recall. The company also said there was nothing wrong with the quick release device, but that some users were found failing to put the front wheel back on the bike correctly after disassembling it for storage purposes.

However, the company also said that owners of the affected bicycles on the mainland can take their bike into a Giant service center to have the quick release replaced with one that is easier to handle if they want.

(By Pan Chih-yi and Elizabeth Hsu)

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