Consumers who bought or received bicycles as holiday gifts will want to be sure it's not a Salsa Cycles brand that was recalled for a fall hazard. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, Salsa Cycles is recalling nearly 6,500 Salsa handlebar stems that could crack or break, which could pose a fall hazard.
"This recall involves all CroMoto S.U.L. 25.4 and 26.0 threadless handlebar stems and all CroMoto S.U.L. 26.0 quill handlebar stems sold as individual aftermarket units after April 1, 2010. The handlebar stems are black and have the word 'Salsa' painted on the extension. The recalled handlebar stems have a hash mark on the inside of the stem bar clamp area," the company said Tuesday, according to news reports.
As a North Charleston personal injury attorney , I urge consumers to check their bicycles for this brand and have the problem fixes as soon as possible. The faulty handlebar could cause serious injuries to those who use the bicycle. Consumers can take their bicycle into an authorized Salsa Bicycles dealer for a free inspection and a handlebar stem replacement or a full refund.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a bicycle accident because of a recalled product, contact a personal injury lawyer in South Carolina .