4ZA Bike Handlebar Stems Recalled Due to Potential Fall Hazard

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An item is being recalled because of the threat it could pose to bikers.

The Reno, Nevada-based Sinclair Imports and the Bloomington, Minnesota-based Quality Bicycle Products have partnered to announce the recall of the 4ZA Threadless Carbon Bicycle Handlebar Stem manufactured by Belgium-based Race Productions NV and imported from Taiwan.  Around 105 of these stems in total fall within the purview of the recall announcement.

At issue is the fact that the items in question are in danger of cracking or completely breaking without notice.  This would create an attendant fall hazard that could endanger the bike’s rider.  One instance of this occurrence has already come to the attention of the company, and the user sustained minor injuries in that case.

The defective stems are black and say “4ZA Cycling Performance” on them.  They measure between three and a half and five inches.  They were available as aftermarket components from various web outlets and bike retailers across the country.  They cost around $59 when they were on sale between January 2005 and April 2010.

Consumers are being advised not to ride their bikes until they’ve gotten a replacement from the place of purchase.  Bicycle shops have been instructed to get in touch with Quality Bicycle Products to get instructions about the replacement process.