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3T Recalling Ventus Bicycle Aerobars

Published March 23, 2010

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with 3T Cycling, has issued a voluntary recall of about 325 Ventus Ltd and Ventus Team Bicycle Aerobars.

The aerobars were manufactured in Taiwan.

Distributors for the product include BikeMine, of Oklahoma City, OK; Quality Bicycle Parts, of Bloomington, MN; Security Bicycle Accessories, of Hempstead, NY; and Bicycle Technologies International (BTI), of Santa Fe, NM.

The two rubber hand grips on the aerobars (handlebars) can loosen or slip off during use, posing a fall or injury hazard to the rider.

Incidents/Injuries: Two incidents were reported to 3T involving adults with minor abrasions.

This recall involves all Ventus Ltd (pictured), Ventus Ltd 17, Ventus Ltd Gold, Ventus Ltd Track, Ventus Team and Ventus Team 17 bicycle aerobars. The recalled aerobar models were sold in one size and color for each model; black with red stripe for the Team and black with silver stripe for the Ltd. The "Ventus" and "3T" logos are on the top side of the bar with the model name.

These bars were sold at independent bicycle retailers and Internet retailers nationwide from January 2008 through November 2009 for about $1,200 for the Ltd. models and $1,000 for the Team models.

Contact BikeMine to receive a free redesigned rubber grip set and adhesive kit or information on how to bring your Ventus bar to a local retailer for a repair.

Consumer Contact: For more information contact BikeMine toll-free at 1-877-861-9125 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. (CST) Monday through Friday.

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