Wednesday, January 05, 2011

Salsa Cycles Recalls Handlebar Stems Due to 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: Salsa Handlebar Stems

Units: About 6,500 units

Importer: Salsa Cycles, a subsidiary of Quality Bicycle Products, of
Bloomington, Minn.

Hazard: The handlebar stems can crack or break, posing a fall hazard to
the rider.

Incidents/Injuries: Salsa Cycles has received one report of a handlebar
stem breaking that resulted in minor injuries.

Description: This recall involves all CroMoto S.U.L. 25.4 and 26.0
threadless handlebar stems and all CroMoto S.U.L. 26.0 quill handlebar
stems sold as individual aftermarket units after April 1, 2010. The
handlebar stems are black and have the word "Salsa" painted on the
extension. The recalled handlebar stems have a hash mark on the inside
of the stem bar clamp area.

Sold at: Bicycle retailers and websites from April 2010 through October
2010 for about $65.

Manufactured in: Taiwan

Remedy: Consumers should stop riding bicycles containing these handlebar
stems immediately and contact an authorized Salsa Bicycles dealer for a
free inspection and a handlebar stem replacement or a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Quality Bicycle
Products toll-free at (877) 774-6208 between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. CT Monday
through Friday or visit their website at

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the
recalled products, please go to: