|Profile aerobar recall||peloton|
Nov 30, 2001 3:24 PM
|Anyone using these aerobars should take note of this-
Profile-Design recalls Carbon X and Carbon Stryke aero bars
U.S. company Profile-Design LLC has issued a recall notice asking for consumers to stop using "Carbon X" TM and "Carbon Stryke" TM aero bar left and right forearm bracket pairs, also known as "ZB brackets". Approximately 8,400 of these products are believed to have been sold since May 6, 1999, but Profile is concerned that the bracket on one of the aero bars can loosen, with potentially distastrous results. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has already had a report of one cyclist crashing because of this problem.
According to the recall notice, "Only 50 percent of these products have been sold in the U.S. The U.S. CPSC will monitor this recall in the US for effectiveness...This recall only involves the ZB brackets of the Carbon X aero bars sold from August 1, 1999 through present and the ZB brackets of the Carbon Stryke aero bars sold from May 6, 1999 through present."
Profile advises that "Consumers should stop using the aero bars with the recalled ZB brackets immediately and obtain two replacement ZB brackets (left and right) from Profile-Design free of charge. Removal of the recalled ZB brackets and installation of the new ZB brackets only takes about 5 minutes using a 4 and 5 mm hex or "Allen" wrenches. Consumers should call Profile Design's recall hotline at (888) 800-5999 ext. 161 Monday through Friday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm Pacific time to obtain the replacement ZB brackets."
More information: http://www.profile-design.com/technical_zbrecall.html