|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 3, 2008
|Firm's Recall Hotline: (866) 514-5522
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Bicycles with Deda Forza Handlebar Stems Recalled by Deda Elementi Due to Crash 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: Deda Forza Bicycle Handlebar Stems
Units: About 400
Manufacturer: Deda Elementi S.r.l., of Italy
Hazard: The top of the bicycle handlebar stem can crack and cause the rider to lose control, posing a crash hazard.
Incidents/Injuries: Deda Elementi has received four reports of incidents involving the handlebar stems. No injuries have been reported.
Description: The recall involves bicycles with Deda Forza black carbon fiber handlebar stems in gloss finish. "Deda Forza" is printed on the handlebar stem. Deda Forza black carbon fiber handlebar stems in matte finish are not included in this recall.
Sold at: Bicycle retailers nationwide from January 2008 through June 2008 on bicycles selling for between $4,300 and $8,700. The handlebar stems were also sold separately for about $400.
Manufactured in: Taiwan and Italy
Remedy: Consumers should stop using the bicycles equipped with the recalled Deda Forza handlebar stems and return them to the place of purchase to receive a free replacement handlebar stem.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Deda Elementi toll-free at (866) 514-5522 anytime, visit the firm's Web site www.dedaelementi.com, or email the firm at firstname.lastname@example.org
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