WASHINGTON, May 9, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2017/Profile-Design-Recalls-Bicycle-Handlebar-Stems
Name of Product: Cobra S handlebar stems
Hazard: The bicycle handlebar stems can corrode and break, causing the rider to lose control and crash.
Consumers should immediately stop using bicycles with the recalled handlebar stems and contact Profile Design for instructions to receive a free replacement stem.
Consumer Contact: Profile Design toll-free at 888-800-5999 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or online at www.profile-design.com and click on "Recall Notices" for more information.
Units: About 9,700 in the U.S. (135 were sold in Canada)
Description: This recall involves Profile Design Cobra S carbon-wrapped black handlebar stems sold individually and as original equipment on the following Fuji, Jamis and Scott bicycle models: Fuji 2009 D-6 Pro, Fuji 2010 D-6 Pro, Fuji 2010 D-6 Matt Reed, Jamis 2010 Xenith T2, Scott 2008 CR1 Plasma LTD (model# 209562), Scott 2009 Plasma Premium (model # 212052) and Scott 2010 Plasma Premium (model # 215722). The stems were sold in seven lengths or sizes including 60 mm, 70 mm, 80 mm, 90 mm, 100 mm, 110 mm and 120 mm. "Profile Design" and "Cobra S" are printed in white on the black handlebar stems. Only black stems are included in this recall.
Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received at least 10 reports of the bicycle handlebar stems corroding and breaking, including one report of an injury to a rider when the bicycle stem broke causing the rider to lose control.
Sold at: Independent bicycle stores nationwide from January 2007 through December 2013 for about $200 for the stem sold individually and between $2,000 and $6,000 for bicycles sold with the stems as original equipment.
Importer/Distributor: Profile Design LLC, of Carson, Calif.
Manufactured in: Taiwan
This recall was conducted voluntarily by the company under CPSC's Fast Track Recall process. Fast Track recalls are initiated by firms who commit to work with CPSC to quickly announce the recall and remedy to protect consumers.
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