Bicycles Recalled by Easton Sports; Stem Failure Poses Fall Hazard
WASHINGTON, Nov. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The U.S. Consumer
Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below,
today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product.
Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless
Name of Product: Bicycles with EA30 Stems
Units: About 6,400
Importer: Easton Sports, of Scotts Valley, Calif.
Hazard: The bicycle stem can crack and cause the rider to lose control, posing a risk of serious injury if the rider falls.
Incidents/Injuries: The company received a report of a stem breaking, causing a minor injury to the rider.
Description: This recall involves all Raleigh 2007, XXIX 700c MTN,
RX1.0, Diamondback 2007, Mission, and Sortie bicycles with EA30 stems.
The EA30 stems are black with white-and-gray graphics and feature a
four-bolt stem face cap. “EA30” is printed on the stem. EA30 stems sold
as aftermarket items are included in this recall.
Sold through: Independent bicycle dealers nationwide from August
2007 through August 2009 for between $500 and $1,200. Aftermarket stems
were sold from August 2007 through September 2009 for about $30.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop riding the bicycles and
contact any authorized Easton Sports for a free replacement stem.
Consumer Contact: For more information, contact Eason Sports
toll-free at (866) 892-6059 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through
Friday or visit the firms’ Web site at www.eastonbike.com.
CPSC is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports
that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a
different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about it by
Firm’s Recall Hotline: (866) 892-6059
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
Source: U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
CONTACT: CPSC Media Contact, +1-301-504-7908