On Thursday, the dad or mum firm of Salsa and Whisky introduced a recall of 4 fashions of a carbon drop bar. Two of the bars got here as a part of six full builds by Salsa.
In cooperation with the Client Product Security Fee (CPSC), Salsa Cycles’ and Whisky Elements’ dad or mum firm has recalled choose handlebars.
Salsa Cowbell Carbon, Cowchipper Carbon handlebars, and Whisky No. 9 12F and No. 9 24F bars are affected. In line with High quality Bicycle Merchandise (QBP), the bars can crack the place the brake/shift levers mount to them, posing a crash and damage hazard.
QBP additionally issued the Salsa recall along side Well being Canada.
All 4 handlebars delivered to retailers from January 2018 by August 2022 are topic to recall. Some got here as a part of full builds, together with Salsa Warroad endurance street, Cutthroat gravel, and Warbird mixed-surface bikes.
The recall impacts about 8,740 models within the U.S. and about 350 in Canada, per the CPSC. In line with the CPSC, the handlebars offered for about $240, and the whole bicycles offered for between $4,700 and $7,000.
QBP has obtained 37 experiences of the handlebars cracking or fracturing whereas in use — however no damage experiences, the CPSC acknowledged.
To establish a Cowbell, Cowchipper, No. 9 12F, or No. 9 24F handlebar, discover the mannequin identify on the forward-facing space subsequent to the stem clamp.
QBP urged anybody who has an affected bar to right away cease using and convey their handlebar or bike to a supplier for both Salsa or Whisky totally free set up of a alternative carbon bar or another aluminum bar.
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