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Salsa Cycles Recalls Handlebar Stems Due to Fall Hazard

 

U.S. Consumer Product Safety CommissionWashington, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Product Information

Name of Product: Salsa Handlebar Stems

Units: About 6,500 units

Importer: Salsa Cycles, a subsidiary of Quality Bicycle Products, of Bloomington, MN.

Hazard: The handlebar stems can crack or break, posing a fall hazard to the rider.

Incidents/Injuries: Salsa Cycles has received one report of a handlebar stem breaking that resulted in minor injuries.

Description: This recall involves all CroMoto S.U.L. 25.4 and 26.0 threadless handlebar stems and all CroMoto S.U.L. 26.0 quill handlebar stems sold as individual aftermarket units after April 1, 2010. The handlebar stems are black and have the word “Salsa” painted on the extension. The recalled handlebar stems have a hash mark on the inside of the stem bar clamp area.

Sold at: Bicycle retailers and websites from April 2010 through October 2010 for about $65.

Manufactured in: Taiwan

Remedy: Consumers should stop riding bicycles containing these handlebar stems immediately and contact an authorized Salsa Bicycles dealer for a free inspection and a handlebar stem replacement or a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Quality Bicycle Products toll-free at 877-774-6208 between 8:00am and 6:00pm CT Monday through Friday or visit their website at www.salsacromotostem.com

Threadless Handlebar Stem

Threadless Handlebar Stem

Quill Handelbar Stem

Quill Handelbar Stem

Location of New CroMoto Identification Mark

Location of New CroMoto Identification Mark

CPSC is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about it by visiting https://www.cpsc.gov/cgibin/incident.aspx

About The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of serious injury or death from thousands of types of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. The CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical, or mechanical hazard. The CPSC’s work to ensure the safety of consumer products – such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters, and household chemicals – contributed significantly to the decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.

To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury, call CPSC’s Hotline at 800-638-2772 or CPSC’s teletypewriter at 301-595-7054. To join a CPSC e-mail subscription list, please go to https://www.cpsc.gov/cpsclist.aspx. Consumers can obtain recall and general safety information by logging on to CPSC’s Web site at www.cpsc.gov.


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