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Ventus Ltd™ and Ventus Team™ Bicycle Aerobars

Starting date:
April 20, 2010
Posting date:
April 20, 2010
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Sports/Fitness
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Product Safety
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-500002278

Affected products

Ventus Ltd™ and Ventus Team™ Bicycle Aerobars

Product description

This recall involves all Ventus Ltd, Ventus Ltd 17, Ventus Ltd Gold, Ventus Ltd Track, Ventus Team, and Ventus Team 17 bicycle aerobars (handlebars). The Ventus Ltd models are black with a silver stripe, and the Ventus Team models are black with a red stripe. "Ventus" and "3T" logos are on the top side of the bar, along with the model name.

Hazard identified

The rubber hand grips on the aerobars can loosen or slip off during use, posing a risk of falling or other injuries to the rider.

3T has received 2 reports of incidents involving adults with minor abrasions.

Neither Vittoria Industries North America/BikeMine nor Health Canada has received any reports of injuries or incidents in Canada.

Number sold

Approximately 10 of the recalled handlebars were sold at independent bicycle retailers and by internet retailers in Canada.

Time period sold

The recalled products were sold from January 2008 to November 2009.

Place of origin

Manufactured in Taiwan.

Companies

Manufacturer
3T Cycling Srl
ITALY
Distributor
Vittoria Industries North America / Bikemine
1639 West Sheridan Avenue
Oklahoma City
73106
Oklahoma
UNITED STATES
http://vittoriaindustries.com
Tel: 1-800-223-3207
Fax: 1-888-561-6737

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled handlebars and contact Vittoria Industries North America/BikeMine to receive a free re-designed rubber grip set and adhesive kit. Consumers can also receive information on how to bring the product to a local retailer for a repair.

For more information, consumers may contact Vittoria Industries North America/BikeMine toll-free at 1-877-861-9125 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday.