Recall: Cobra S handlebar stems
On 2017-05-09, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Cobra S handlebar stems due to a potential hazard. This product sold new beginning in January 2007 for about $200 to $6000.
About 10,000 units are involved in this Profile handlebar stem recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 6th recall of products in the Bicycles, Bikes & Accessories category in 2017.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 200 similar recalls,
involving about 4 million product units.
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What is the problem?
The bicycle handlebar stems can corrode and break, causing the rider to lose control and crash.
How can I tell if I own this product?
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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 bicycles with the recalled handlebar stems and contact Profile Design for instructions to receive a free replacement stem.
Profile Design toll-free at 888-800-5999 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or online at www.profile-design.com and click on "Recall Notices" for more information.
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
The firm has received at least 10 reports of the bicycle handlebar stems corroding and breaking, including one report of an injury to a rider when the bicycle stem broke causing the rider to lose control.
+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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