WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Deda Elementi, has announced a voluntary recall of about 400 Deda Forza bicycle handlebar stems.
The top of the bicycle handlebar stem can crack and cause the rider to lose control, posing a crash hazard.
Deda Elementi has received four reports of incidents involving the handlebar stems. No injuries have been reported.
The recall involves bicycles with Deda Forza black carbon fiber handlebar stems in gloss finish. "Deda Forza" is printed on the handlebar stem. Deda Forza black carbon fiber handlebar stems in matte finish are not included in this recall.
These stems were sold at bicycle retailers nationwide from January 2008 through June 2008 on bicycles selling for between $4,300 and $8,700. The handlebar stems were also sold separately for about $400. They were manufactured in Taiwan and Italy
Consumers should stop using the bicycles equipped with the recalled Deda Forza handlebar stems and return them to the place of purchase to receive a free replacement handlebar stem.