FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 22, 2012
Firm's Recall Hotline: (877) 745-7703
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
Bicycle Stems Recalled by Ridley Bikes Due to 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: 4ZA Threadless Carbon Bicycle Handlebar Stem
Units: About 105
Distributor: Sinclair Imports, of Reno, Nev., and Quality Bicycle Products,
of Bloomington, Minn.
Manufacturer: Race Productions NV, Belgium
Hazard: The bicycle handlebar stems can crack or break, posing a fall hazard.
Incidents/Injuries: The firm received one report of a handlebar stem breaking
resulting in minor injuries.
Description: The recall involves all 4ZA 31.8 threadless bicycle handlebar
stems sold as individual aftermarket components. The stems are black and
have the words "4ZA Cycling Performance" painted on the carbon
extension between the steerer clamp and handlebar clamp. The recalled
stems range in extension lengths from 90mm to 130mm, approximately 3.5
to 5 inches.
Sold at: The stems were sold at specialty bicycle retailers and via websites
from January 2005 through April 2010 for about $59.
Manufactured in: Taiwan
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using their bicycles and contact
the bicycle retailers where the stems were purchased to obtain a free
replacement stem. Other bicycle shops can handle the replacement process
by contacting the manufacturer's current distributor, Quality Bicycle
Consumer Contact: For additional information, please contact Quality Bicycle
Products, Inc. ("QBP") toll-free at (877) 745-7703 between 8
a.m. and 6 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit
To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including To see this recall
on CPSC's web site, including a picture of the recalled product, please
go to: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml12/12183.html