Cobra stem

Description: This recall involves Profile Design Cobra S carbon-wrapped black handlebar stems sold individually and as original equipment on the following Kestrel, Fuji, Jamis and Scott bicycle models: 2009  Kestrel  Talon SL Tri Ultegra , 2009  Kestrel  Evoke SL, 2010  Kestrel  Talon SL Tri- Ultegra, 2010  Kestrel  Talon Tri- Force, 2009  Kestrel  Airfoil Pro SL2009  Kestrel Talon SL, 2010  Kestrel  Airfoil Pro SL / Airfoil Pro SL (650c), 2010  Kestrel  Talon Road SL, 2010 Kestrel 4000 SL, Fuji 2009 D-6 Pro, Fuji 2010 D-6 Pro, Fuji 2010 D-6 Matt Reed, Jamis 2010 Xenith T2, Scott 2008 CR1 Plasma LTD (model# 209562), Scott 2009 Plasma Premium (model # 212052) and Scott 2010 Plasma Premium (model # 215722).  The stems were sold in seven lengths or sizes including 60 mm, 70 mm, 80 mm, 90 mm, 100 mm, 110 mm and 120 mm. “Profile Design” and “Cobra S” are printed in white on the black handlebar stems. Only black stems are included in this recall.

Hazard: The bicycle handlebar stems can corrode and break, causing the rider to lose control and crash.

Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received at least 10 reports of the bicycle handlebar stems corroding and breaking, including one report of an injury to a rider when the bicycle stem broke causing the rider to lose control.

Sold at: Independent bicycle stores nationwide from January 2007 through December 2013 for about $200 for the stem sold individually and between $2,000 and $6,000 for bicycles sold with the stems as original equipment.

Consumers should IMMEDIATELY STOP USING BICYCLES WITH THE RECALLED COBRA STEMS and contact Profile Design for instructions to receive a free replacement Profile Design ARIS stem.

Consumers can call Profile Design toll-free at 888-800-5999 extension. 172 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or fill out the information below to be contacted by Profile Design about the replacement process.

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Consumers or retailers outside of USA and Canada: Please contact your local distributor for more information

Health Canada press release 

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