Not sure if this applies to the bikes sold in South Africa but according to the South African Giant website the exact same model is on sale here now. www.giant-bicycles.com/en-ZA/bikes/model/anthem.x.1.29.er/8331/46804/
For those of you who have already purchased this model or are planning on doing so, keep a keen look out for these cracks.
USA – 14 November, 2010
“Giant Bicycles, in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, announced the voluntary recall of its 2011 Anthem 29ers.
According to a release issued Saturday by the CPSC, the frame on the Anthem poses a risk of cracking at the juncture of the seat tube and top tube.
The CSPC notes that no injuries have been reported.
Consumers are advised to stop using the bikes until contacting an authorized Giant dealer.”