Handlebars pose risk of injury, prompting recall of over 1,300 bicycles
A recall has been issued for Cervlo P5 bicycles that have 3T Aduro Aero handlebars. According to the details of the recall, the forward extension mounts are capable of detaching from the base bar during a ride, which could cause the rider to subsequently lose control.
The bicycles in question are black with red and white stripes. The P5 model is listed on the seat tube. The Cervlo logo is visible on the top tube and there is an stenciled on the down tube white against black.
The handlebars are pre-installed with either a high or low forward extension mount, depending on best customer fit. They were manufactured between January and July of 2012. Serial numbers are listed on a label affixed inside the base bar. The serial number is seven digits and follows the tag FM78-Basebar. The manufacture date code comprises the first four digits of the serial number in MMYY format. The affected date codes are between 1201 and 1207.
To date, 3T Design reports 28 incidents ranging from a report of a broken collar bone multiple complaints of abrasions of varying severities.
Consumers should cease use of the recalled units immediately and contact 3T Design at (855) 225-7226 to arrange for a no-charge replacement that includes installation of a modified set of handlebars. The affected units were sold via Cervlo retailers nationwide between May of 2012 and August of 2013 at an average retail price of between $7,000 and 10,000.
"The consequences of using one of these bikes could be dire," commented Drazen Alcocer, founder and CEO of iFederated, parent company of iRecalls.com. "These are bikes that are obviously being used by serious riders, probably on some equally serious courses or in competitions. The threat posed by this problem has potential to affect more than just the rider."
"This is why a site like iRecalls.com is such a necessity," added Artin Afsharjavan, iFederated Chairman. "While I am sure that the manufacturer is doing everything possible to safely recover these affected bicycles and fix them, the more places there are reporting on this recall the better."
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