Bicycle Handlebars Recalled by Euro Asia Imports; Handlebars Can Break Resulting in Loss of Control and Fall Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C.–(ENEWSPF)–January 25, 2012. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, 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: Bicycle Handlebars

Units: About 2,000 in the United States and 70 in Canada

Importers: Euro Asia Imports, of La Crescenta, Calif., The Merry Sales Co., of South San Francisco, Calif. and Bicycle Technologies Intl., of Santa Fe, N.M.

Manufacturer: Nitto Co Ltd., of Japan

Hazard: The recalled bicycle handlebars can break while the user is riding the bike, resulting in loss of control and a fall hazard.

Incidents/Injuries: Two incidents of the handlebars breaking have been reported, including one involving a fall and a cut to the rider’s leg.

Description: This recall involves Nitto aluminum bicycle handlebars with model number B259AA. They were sold in the following colors: red, blue, black, gold, green, pink and silver. “NITTO” and “B259” are printed at the end of the handlebars.

Sold by: Bicycle specialty stores and dealers nationwide from January 2008 through July 2011 for between $60 and $80.

Manufactured in: Japan

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled handlebars and contact Euro Asia Imports to receive free replacement handlebars.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Euro Asia Imports toll-free at (888) 662-1814 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s website at www.euroasiaimports.com

Note: Health Canada’s press release is available at http://cpsr-rspc.hc-sc.gc.ca/PR-RP/recall-retrait-eng.jsp?re_id=1517

Picture of recalled Bicycle Handlebar

Picture of recalled Bicycle Handlebar showing printing

Picture of recalled Bicycle Handlebar - closeup of center of handlebar

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 on www.saferproducts.gov

Source: cpsc.gov