CPSC, Quality Bicycle Products Announce Recall of Bicycle Handlebar Stems

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 5, 2005
Release #05-166
Firm's Recall Hotline: (877) 725-7211
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908


 

CPSC, Quality Bicycle Products Announce Recall of Bicycle Handlebar Stems

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: Dimension Bicycle Road and Mountain Threadless Handlebar Stems

Units: About 18,000

Manufacturer: Quality Bicycle Products Inc., of Bloomington, Minn.

Hazard: These handlebar stems can crack or break, causing the bicycle rider to fall and suffer injuries.

Incidents/Injuries: There has been one report of a handlebar stem breaking that resulted in minor abrasions and bruises to the rider.

Description: The recall involves all Dimension-brand road and mountain threadless bicycle stems with a 130 degree rise. The stems are black or silver and have the word "Dimension" painted on the extension. Only models SM2330 to SM2333, SM4555 to SM4558, SM4567, and SM4570 to SM4573 are included in this recall. The model numbers are printed on the original packaging. These handlebar stems all have a 130-degree "high rise" but vary in extension length.

Sold at: Bicycle specialty stores, Web and mail order retailers nationwide from January 2003 through March 2005 for about $25.

Manufactured in: Taiwan and China

Remedy: Contact your local bicycle retailer to have them check your handlebar stem and obtain a replacement stem if necessary.

Consumer Contact: For more information, contact QBP toll-free at (877) 725-7211 between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or visit www.dimensionbikeproducts.com

Picture of Recalled Handlebar Stem

Picture of Recalled Handlebar Stem