Recall: Cervelo Bicycles With Aura Pro Handlebars
On 2013-04-25, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Cervelo Bicycles With Aura Pro Handlebars due to a potential injury hazard. This product sold new beginning in September 2012 for about $3600 to $6000.
About 600 units are involved in this 3T Design bicycle 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 5th recall of products in the Bicycles, Bikes & Accessories category in 2013.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 230 similar recalls,
involving about 4 million product units.
Company Contact Information:
Phone: (800) 223-3207
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What is the problem?
The bicycle's handlebar clamps can detach during riding causing the rider to lose control, posing a risk of injury.
Instance(s) of injuries have been reported.
How can I tell if I own this product?
The Aura Pro custom bicycle handlebars are original equipment on the 2013 Cervelo P-Series bicycles which come in black, gray and red color combinations. The handlebars are finished in gloss black with "3T," "AURA-PRO," and "ULTIMATE-PERFORMANCE" in white on the handlebar's top surface. The recall includes the P3 with Shimano Ultegra and P5 Three with SRAM Red bicycle models. "Cervélo" and "P3" or "P5" appear on the bicycle's frame.
This product was also recalled in Canada. Health Canada's press release is available at http://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/hc-sc/2013/26801r-eng.php
These items were sold new+ at Cervélo bicycle retailers nationwide from September 2012 through January 2013 for about $3,600 for the P3 with Shimano Ultegra bicycle and about $6,000 for the P5 Three with SRAM Red bicycle with these handlebars.
What should I do if I own this recalled product?
First, stop using the item.
Then, add the item to a free, private Items I Own account. This will enable you to easily access the CPSC and recalling company's remedy instructions as well as track your progress toward getting the item returned or fixed. Click "I Own THIS Item" to continue.
The CPSC provides the following remedy information:
Consumers should stop using their bicycles immediately and contact 3T Design to obtain a free repair kit that includes four replacement bolts and instructions. Consumers can follow the instructions to replace the handlebar's bolts or take the bicycle to a Cervélo authorized dealer for a free repair.
3T Design Ltd. at (800)223-3207 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or online at www.3tcycling.com and click on Recall for more information.
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
3T Design has received one report of an incident 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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