The danger of a fall hazard has once again reared its head.
Salsa Cycles has announced a recall of their Salsa Minimalist bicycle racks. Salsa, which is one of the brand names owned by the Bloomington, Minnesota-based Quality Bicycle Products, announced the recall when it was discovered that the product has defective L-shaped mounting straps. These straps, which secure the rack to the front of the bike when a rider has the bike in use, pose a danger of breaking. This would cause the rack to fall off of the bicycle, potentially getting entangled beneath the moving bicycle and creating a fall hazard in the process.
Two people have sustained minor injuries as a result of this incident taking place. Around 1,100 bike racks are affected by the recall. Defective items are all those Salsa Minimalist racks bought after January of last year. These items were available on the internet and at numerous bicycle shops across the country until just this past March. They cost around $80 to purchase.
Consumers should cease riding their bicycle until the rack can be removed from the front of it. Riders are being advised to get in touch with Salsa in order to get an inspection and a remounting. If customers prefer, they can instead get a refund on the product.