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Profile Aerobar Recall - FYI(2 posts)

Profile Aerobar Recall - FYIJimP
Jan 17, 2002 12:34 PM
WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Profile-Design LLC, of Long Beach Calif., is voluntarily recalling about 8,400 "aero bars" used on racing bicycles. The aero bars are handlebar extensions that either mount in the center of the handlebars or are sold as a complete handlebar and stem system. The aero bars allow riders to ride in an aerodynamic crouching position. The brackets that attach the aero bars' forearm pads, where riders rest their arms, can loosen or separate during use, causing the rider to lose control and crash.

Profile-Design has received one report of a bracket on one of the aero bars loosening, resulting in a rider crashing and suffering a broken rib and abrasions.

The recall includes "Carbon X" TM and "Carbon Stryke" TM aero bars. The Carbon X aero bar is a complete bicycle handlebar and stem system, and includes the writing "Profile Design" and "Carbon X." The Carbon Stryke aero bar attaches to existing bicycle handlebars, and includes the writing "Profile Design" and "Carbon Stryke." Both aero bars are black.
re: ... to their credit...Akirasho
Jan 17, 2002 5:51 PM
... I own and ride four sets of Carbon Strykes... and after visiting their recall site, and emailing Profile with my mailing address, they sent me four new brackets via Priority Mail.

I thought I might use the old brackets in a cycling motif inspired wind chime...

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