By Press release – U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
CPSC, VisionTech USA, Inc. Announce Recall of Bicycle Aero BarsWASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission,in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recallof the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalledproducts immediately unless otherwise instructed.Name of Product: VisionTech USA SuperMax, TriMax, TriMax Plusand Pro model Integrated Bicycle Aero Bars
Units: About 280
Manufacturer: VisionTech USA, Inc., of Auburn, Wash.
Hazard: The centerpiece of these bicycle aero bars can crackor break, causing the bicycle rider to lose control and crash.
Incidents/Injuries: VisionTech has received two reports of thecenterpiece of these aero bars breaking, resulting in minor scrapes andabrasions.
Description: Aero bars are handlebar extensions typically usedon racing and triathlon bicycles that either clip on to the handlebarsor are sold as an integrated handlebar and stem system. The aero bars allowriders to ride in an aerodynamic crouching position. The recalled aerobars are an integrated system which have a casted aluminum centerpiecewhich are attached to a handlebar, a stem and two aero bars each approximately15 inches long, protruding in front of the handlebar. The VisionTech logois displayed in gold lettering against a black background on the wingsof the bar. Bicycle aero bars bearing a silver and red decal on the wingswith the words “Vision by Full Speed Ahead” are not included in this recall.
Sold at: Bicycle specialty stores nationwide from March 2002through March 2003 for about $435.Manufactured in: USA
Remedy: Consumers should stop using the bicycle aero bars immediatelyand contact VisionTech USA, Inc. to have their aero bars tested. A freereplacement will be provided for any bicycle aero bars found defective.
Consumer Contact: Contact VisionTech USA, Inc. toll-free at(866) 204-5798, pin number 0118, between 8 a.m. and 9 p.m. ET Monday throughFriday.To view this recall online, please visit our website at: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml05/05229.html