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Post subject: Recent Cycling Related CPSC Recalls  PostPosted: Feb 27, 2012 - 04:44 AM
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Shimano Recalls PRO Atherton Mountain Bike Handlebar Stems Due to Fall Hazard
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of Product: Mountain Bicycle Handlebar Stem
Units: 213 in the United States; 83 in Canada
Manufacturer: Post Moderne Corporation, Taiwan
Importer: Shimano American Corporation, Irvine, Calif.
Hazard: The bolts holding the front plate of the stem to the stem body can be pulled out of the threads while the bike is being ridden, causing the rider to lose control of the bike and fall.
Name of Product: Kelty Single and Double Jogging Strollers
Units: About 3,000
Importer: Kelty, of Boulder, Colo., a division of American Recreation Products
Hazard: The front wheel can come loose during use and cause the stroller to tip over, posing a fall and injury hazard to children in the stroller and adults pushing the stroller.
Name of Product: Fuji Saratoga Women's Bicycles
Units: About 10,500
Importer: Advanced Sports Inc. of Philadelphia
Hazard: The bicycle's frame can break in the center of the downtube during use, causing the rider to lose control and fall.

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