Defective Bicycle Handlebars Recalled due to Fall Hazard
These handlebars can detach while the bicycle is in use, posing a fall hazard to the rider.
28 Reported Incidents Linked to Bicycles
There have been 28 reported incidences of the handlebars dethatching. Among these reports are one case of a broken collar bone and four reports of abrasions.
Description of the Recalled Handlebars
- The handlebars are made up of a base bar which attaches to the bike; a forward extension mount, forearm rests, and foreword extension bars.
- They were sold with both high and low forward extension mounts.
- The words “Ultimate Performance” are on the forward extensions.
- A 7 digit Serial numbers for the handlebars followed by “FM78-Basebar-“ are located on a label inside the base bar.
- Date codes for the effective handlebars range from 1201 to 1207.
- The handlebars were manufactured between January 2012 and July 2012.
Description of the Recalled Bikes
- The bicycles are black with red and white stripes.
- “P5” is written on the seat tube.
- “Cervélo” is written on the top tube.
- A large “é” is on the down tube.
- They were sold by Cervélo retailers in the USA and Canada from May 2012 to August 2013 for between $7,000 and $10,000.