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Faulty handlebars prompts Cervelo time trial bike recall

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A Hong Kong-based bike component maker is recalling 1,300 Cervelo P5 bicycles mounted with faulty 3T Aduro aero handlebars.

Cervelo P5

Cervelo P5

3T Design Ltd. and the US Consumer Product Safety Commission says the forward extension mounts can break away from the base bar during a ride. They urge owners to stop riding the bikes immediately and contact the manufacturer for replacement or refund.

The company received 28 reports of handlebar failures; one crash caused a broken collarbone and four others resulted in cuts and scrapes.

The recall is for Cervélo P5 bicycles sold between May 2012 and August 2013. The bicycles are black with red and white stripes and equipped with the 3T Aduro aero handlebars.


According to the CPSC:

“The words “Ultimate Performance” are on the forward extensions. The handlebars were manufactured between January 2012 and July 2012. Serial numbers for the handlebars are on a label inside the base bar under the stem cap on the rear wall. The serial number is the seven-digit number following “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 which have already been inspected and passed at retailers are distinguished by a green sticker with an “é” on the underside of the Aduro base bar.”

Consumers should contact the Aduro Recall Hotline toll free at (855) 225-7226 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday. Also check the 3T Cycling website recall announcement.

Owners can get either a full refund for the aero handlebars are replacement with 3T Mistral aero handlebars.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2014/02/05/faulty-handlebars-prompts-cervelo-time-trial-bike-recall/

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