Recall: Salsa Minimalist Bicycle Racks
On 2012-05-10, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Salsa Minimalist Bicycle Racks due to a potential fall hazard. This product sold new beginning in January 2011 for about $80.
About 1,000 units are involved in this Salsa Cycles bike rack 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 11th 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) 725-7211
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What is the problem?
The L-shaped mounting straps used to attach the bicycle rack to the front of the bicycle can break and cause the rack to fall while the bicycle is in use, posing a fall hazard to the rider.
Instance(s) of injuries have been reported.
How can I tell if I own this product?
This recall involves all Salsa Minimalist bicycle racks sold after January 2011. The racks are made of tubular aluminum with a black or silver finish, and can be installed on either the front or rear of a bicycle. The recalled bicycle racks have steel mounting brackets, identified as straps, with a single hole in the center used to mount the strap to the bicycle fork. "Salsa" is printed on the side of the bicycle rack.
These items were sold new+ at Bicycle retail stores nationwide and on Internet retailers from January 2011 through March 2012 for about $80.
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 immediately remove the recalled bicycle racks and contact an authorized Salsa dealer for inspection, re-mounting or refund.
For additional information, please contact the firm toll-free at (877)725-7211 between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's website at www.salsacycles.com
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
Salsa Cycles has received two reports of bicycle racks breaking at the mounting straps, resulting in minor injuries from falls.
+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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