Shimano Recalls to Repair PRO VIBE Bicycle Handlebars Due to a Fall Hazard

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 30, 2012
Release #12-264
Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 353-4719
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Shimano Recalls to Repair PRO VIBE Bicycle Handlebars 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: PRO VIBE Carbon bicycle handlebars

Units: About 67

Importer: Shimano American Corporation, of Irvine, Calif.

Manufacturer: Great Go Cycles Inc., of Taiwan

Hazard: The recalled handlebars can break during riding, posing a fall hazard.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: The recalled bicycle handlebars, intended for high-end road racing bikes, are compact and drop-shaped . The handlebars are sold separately and they have two labels with "Pro Vibe" logo directly printed on them. The model number appears on the bar code sticker on the packaging and serial numbers are printed on a label inside the tube of the handlebar. The recalled model numbers are: PRHA0099, PRHA0102, PRHA0103, PRHA0105 and PRHA0106. The affected serial codes are: JE028ZG, JE101ZG, JE106ZG, JF081ZG, JF102ZG, JG048ZG, JH006ZG and JH077ZG.

Sold by: Bicycle specialty stores and dealers nationwide from June 2011 through April 2012 for about $370.

Manufactured in: Taiwan

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using bicycles with the recalled handlebars and contact Shimano for information about obtaining a free replacement from an authorized retailer in their area.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Shimano American Corporation at (800) 353-4719 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's website at www.shimano.com



Picture of recalled bicycle handlebar label



Detail of recalled bicycle handlebars, showing location of labels



Picture of recalled bicycle handlebars with detail showing location of serial code