Recall: 4ZA Threadless Carbon Bicycle Handlebar Stem
On 2012-05-22, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding 4ZA Threadless Carbon Bicycle Handlebar Stem due to a potential fall hazard. This product sold new beginning in January 2005 for about $59.
About 100 units are involved in this Ridley Bikes bicycle handlebar stem recall. Instance(s) of injuries have been reported. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 12th recall of products in the Bicycles, Bikes & Accessories category in 2012.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 150 similar recalls,
involving about 1,000,000 product units.
Company Contact Information:
Phone: (877) 745-7703
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What is the problem?
The bicycle handlebar stems can crack or break, posing a fall hazard.
Instance(s) of injuries have been reported.
How can I tell if I own this product?
The recall involves all 4ZA 31.8 threadless bicycle handlebar stems sold as individual aftermarket components. The stems are black and have the word "4ZA Cycling Performance" painted on the carbon extension between the steerer clamp and handlebar clamp. The recalled stems range in extension lengths from 90mm to 130mm, approximately 3.5 to 5 inches.
Information on where these items sold new+: The stems were sold at specialty bicycle retailers and via websites from January 2005 through April 2010 for about $59.
What should I do if I own this recalled product?
First, stop using the item.
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The CPSC provides the following remedy information:
Consumers should immediately stop using their bicycles and contact the bicycle retailers where the stems were purchased to obtain a free replacement stem. Other bicycle shops can handle the replacement process by contacting the manufacturer's current distributor, Quality Bicycle Products, Inc.
For additional information, please contact Quality Bicycle Products, Inc. ("QBP") toll-free at (877)745-7703 between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit www.ridley-bikes.com
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
The firm received one report of a handlebar stem breaking resulting in minor injuries.
+WeMakeItSafer cautions consumers that recalled items may have been acquired at different locations, prices and times than specified in the CPSC recall announcement. This is especially true for items purchased in online marketplaces, resale shops or yard sales. More information may be available at CPSC.gov.
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