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Salsa Cycles is working with the Consumer Product Safety Commission on a voluntary recall of about 6,500 chromoly stems. The company says the stems can crack or break. The company has received one report of a stem breaking that resulted in minor injuries. The recall involves all CroMoto S.U.L. 25.4 and 26.0 threadless handlebar stems and all CroMoto S.U.L. 26.0 quill handlebar stems sold after April 1, 2010.
The stems are black and have the word “Salsa” painted on the extension. The recalled stems have a hash mark on the inside of the stem bar clamp area. The stems, manufactured in Taiwan, retailed for about $65.
Owners of the stems should stop riding bikes equipped with them and contact an authorized Salsa Bicycles dealer for a free inspection and a stem replacement or a full refund.
For additional information, contact Quality Bicycle Products toll-free at (877) 774-6208 between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. Central Time Monday through Friday or visit their web site at www.salsacromotostem.com