Shimano Recalls PRO VIBE Handlebars

Name of product: PRO VIBE Carbon bicycle handlebars
Units: About 67
Importer: Shimano American Corporation, of Irvine, Calif.
Manufacturer: Great Go Cycles Inc., of Taiwan
Hazard: The recalled handlebars can break during riding, posing a fall hazard.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: The recalled bicycle handlebars, intended for high-end road racing bikes, are compact and drop-shaped . The handlebars are sold separately and they have two labels with “Pro Vibe” logo directly printed on them. The model number appears on the bar code sticker on the packaging and serial numbers are printed on a label inside the tube of the handlebar. The recalled model numbers are: PRHA0099, PRHA0102, PRHA0103, PRHA0105 and PRHA0106. The affected serial codes are: JE028ZG, JE101ZG, JE106ZG, JF081ZG, JF102ZG, JG048ZG, JH006ZG and JH077ZG.

Sold by: Bicycle specialty stores and dealers nationwide from June 2011 through April 2012 for about $370.

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using bicycles with the recalled handlebars and contact Shimano for information about obtaining a free replacement from an authorized retailer in their area.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Shimano American Corporation at (800) 353-4719 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s website.

Recalled Handlebar

Recalled Handlebar and Serial$ Location