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Defective Bicycle Handlebars Recalled due to Fall Hazard

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Zaha Irfan4 years ago

According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), 3T Designs has issued a voluntary recall for 1,300 of its Cervélo P5 bicycles with 3T Aduroaero handlebars.

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.


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