FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 30, 2012
Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 353-4719
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
Shimano Recalls to Repair PRO VIBE Bicycle Handlebars Due to a Fall Hazard
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation
with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following
consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately
unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell
a recalled consumer product.
Name of product: PRO VIBE Carbon bicycle handlebars
Units: About 67
Importer: Shimano American Corporation, of Irvine, Calif.
Manufacturer: Great Go Cycles Inc., of Taiwan
Hazard: The recalled handlebars can break during riding, posing a fall hazard.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: The recalled bicycle handlebars, intended for high-end road racing bikes,
are compact and drop-shaped . The handlebars are sold separately and they
have two labels with "Pro Vibe" logo directly printed on them.
The model number appears on the bar code sticker on the packaging and
serial numbers are printed on a label inside the tube of the handlebar.
The recalled model numbers are: PRHA0099, PRHA0102, PRHA0103, PRHA0105
and PRHA0106. The affected serial codes are: JE028ZG, JE101ZG, JE106ZG,
JF081ZG, JF102ZG, JG048ZG, JH006ZG and JH077ZG.
Sold by: Bicycle specialty stores and dealers nationwide from June 2011 through
April 2012 for about $370.
Manufactured in: Taiwan
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using bicycles with the recalled handlebars
and contact Shimano for information about obtaining a free replacement
from an authorized retailer in their area.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Shimano American Corporation at (800)
353-4719 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or visit
the firm's website at www.shimano.com
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested
in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related
to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product.
Please tell us about your experience with the product onSaferProducts.gov
CPSC is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury
or death associated with the use of the thousands of consumer products
under the agency's jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage
from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $900 billion
annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from
products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical, or mechanical hazard.
CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys,
cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters, and household chemicals - contributed
to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer
products over the past 30 years.
Under federal law, it is illegal to attempt to sell or resell this or any
other recalled product.
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