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Salsa Cycles, a subsidiary of Quality Bicycle Products, of Bloomington, Minnesota, is recalling about 6.500 Salsa Handlebar Stems. According to news reports, the handlebar stems can crack or break, posing a fall hazard to the rider. 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.

These potentially dangerous sports products and bike components were sold at bicycle retailers and websites from April 2010 through October 2010 for about $65. These component parts were manufactured in Taiwan. Salsa Cycles has received one report of a handlebar stem breaking that resulted in minor injuries. 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. 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. Photos are available at the CPSC website.

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 this CPSC link.

  • Firm’s Recall Hotline: (877) 774-6208
  • CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
  • CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

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