Salsa Cycles, in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, announced a voluntary recall of approximately 1,100 of its Minimalist Racks due to a potential hardware issue. The L-shaped bracket that attaches the rack to the front fork can fail, resulting in potential harm to the cyclist. There have been two reports of them breaking, with minor injuries to the rider, as a consequence.
Racks sold after January of 2011 are affected. Both black and silver models are made of tubular aluminum and can function on the front or back of a bicycle. The silver metal “strap” is the problem hardware. Owners should remove the rack immediately and contact a Salsa dealer for inspection and possible refund.