The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (“CPSC”) reports this recall involves some 2012 and 2013 Cervélo P5 Bicycles equipped with 3T Aduro Aero Handlebars. The Bicycles are black with red and white stripes. The phrase, “P5” is printed on the seat tube, “Cervélo” is printed on the top tube and a large letter “é” is printed on the down tube in white lettering. The Handlebars consist of four major components: a base bar, which attaches to the bike; a forward extension mount, which attaches to the base bar; forearm rests; and forward extension bars, which attach to the forward extension mount.
The base bar is black with red and white stripes and has the phrase “3T” printed on the top and rear. The Handlebars come with both a high and a low forward extension mount, one of which will be installed based on customer fit. Consumers can purchase an ultra-low forward extension mount separately. In addition, the words “Ultimate Performance” are printed on the forward extensions.
The Handlebars were manufactured between January 2012 and July 2012. Serial numbers for the Handlebars are on a label that can be found inside the base bar under the stem cap on the rear wall. The serial number is the seven-digit number following the phrase, “FM78-Basebar-“. The manufacture date code is the first four digits of the serial number in the MMYY format. Date codes for the defective handlebars range from “1201” to “1207”. P5 Bicycles that have already been inspected and passed at retailers are distinguished by a green sticker with a letter “é” on the underside of the Aduro base bar.
According to the CPSC, the forward extension mounts can detach from the base bar while riding causing the rider to lose control, posing a risk of injury. 3T Design has received 28 reports of incidents, including one report of a broken collar bone and four reports of abrasions.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled Bicycles and contact 3T Design to have the recalled handlebars replaced free of charge with a modified set of Aduro Aero Handlebars installed with the high or low mount. There are additional action items on the CPSC and HCSC Web sites.
Please note: this is a joint recall from the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (“CPSC”) and Health Canada (“HCSC”).
CPSC recall number: 14-099
HCSC ID number: RA-37863
Recalls Direct RIN: 3124-2014
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Filed under: Health Canada/Santé Canada, Sports equipment, US CPSC, Vehicles | Tagged: 3T Design, Cervélo Bicycles with Aduro Aero Handlebars, CPSC recall number: 14-099, HCSC ID number: RA-37863, injury hazard, Recalls Direct RIN: 3124-2014 |