Salsa Cycles Recalls Handlebar Stems Due to Fall Hazard

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 4, 2011
Release #11-083
Firm's Recall Hotline: (877) 774-6208
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Salsa Cycles Recalls Handlebar Stems Due to Fall Hazard

WASHINGTON, 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.

Name of Product: Salsa Handlebar Stems

Units: About 6,500 units

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

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 a.m. and 6 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or visit their website at www.salsacromotostem.com

Picture of recalled threadless handlebar stem

THREADLESS HANDLEBAR STEM

Picture of recalled quill handlebar stem

QUILL HANDLEBAR STEM

 

Location of new CroMoto identification mark