Salsa Cycles Recalls Bicycle Racks Due to a Fall Hazard

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 10, 2012
Release #12-175
Firm's Recall Hotline: (877) 725-7211
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Salsa Cycles Recalls Bicycle Racks Due to a 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 Minimalist bicycle racks

Units: About 1,100

Manufacturer: Salsa Cycles, a wholly-owned brand of Quality Bicycle Products Inc., of Bloomington, Minn.

Hazard: The L-shaped mounting straps used to attach the bicycle rack to the front of the bicycle can break and cause the rack to fall while the bicycle is in use, posing a fall hazard to the rider.

Incidents/Injuries: Salsa Cycles has received two reports of bicycle racks breaking at the mounting straps, resulting in minor injuries from falls.

Description: This recall involves all Salsa Minimalist bicycle racks sold after January 2011. The racks are made of tubular aluminum with a black or silver finish, and can be installed on either the front or rear of a bicycle. The recalled bicycle racks have steel mounting brackets, identified as straps, with a single hole in the center used to mount the strap to the bicycle fork. "Salsa" is printed on the side of the bicycle rack.

Sold by: Bicycle retail stores nationwide and on Internet retailers from January 2011 through March 2012 for about $80.

Manufactured in: Taiwan

Remedy: Consumers should immediately remove the recalled bicycle racks and contact an authorized Salsa dealer for inspection, re-mounting or refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, please contact the firm toll-free at (877) 725-7211 between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's website at www.salsacycles.com

Picture of recalled Salsa Minimalist bicycle rack

 

Picture of recalled Salsa Minimalist bicycle rack with mounting strap circled

Salsa Minimalist Rack with mounting strap circled



Picture of recalled Salsa Minimalist bicycle rack mounting straps

Salsa Minimalist Rack mounting straps