WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, 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: Bicycle Handlebars
Units: About 2,000 in the United States and 70 in Canada
Importers: Euro Asia Imports, of La Crescenta, Calif., The Merry Sales Co., of South San Francisco, Calif. and Bicycle Technologies Intl., of Santa Fe, N.M.
Manufacturer: Nitto Co Ltd., of Japan
Hazard: The recalled bicycle handlebars can break while the user is riding the bike, resulting in loss of control and a fall hazard.
Incidents/Injuries: Two incidents of the handlebars breaking have been reported, including one involving a fall and a cut to the rider's leg.
Description: This recall involves Nitto aluminum bicycle handlebars with model number B259AA. They were sold in the following colors: red, blue, black, gold, green, pink and silver. "NITTO" and "B259" are printed at the end of the handlebars.
Sold by: Bicycle specialty stores and dealers nationwide from January 2008 through July 2011 for between $60 and $80.
Manufactured in: Japan
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled handlebars and contact Euro Asia Imports to receive free replacement handlebars.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Euro Asia Imports toll-free at (888) 662-1814 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's website at www.euroasiaimports.com
Note: Health Canada's press release is available at http://cpsr-rspc.hc-sc.gc.ca/PR-RP/recall-retrait-eng.jsp?re_id=1517