Monday, September 10, 2012

Shimano Announces Recall of Carbon Fiber Handlebars

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced that Shimano has issued a recall of its Pro Vibe drop handlebars due to a defect that may cause the bars to snap while riding. So far, there have luckily been no injuries reported. The potentially defective bars have been in consumer circulation from June 2011 through April 2012. The recalled model numbers and affected serial codes can be found on the CPSC website. The model number can be found on the packaging while the serial numbers are printed inside the handlebar tube. Those who have a defective Pro Vibe bar are urged to send the product back to Shimano in exchange for a free and vetted product.

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