March 7, 2006

Nashbar Direct Announces Recall Bicycle Resistance Trainers for Repair

Name of Product: 2006 Nashbar Bicycle Trainers

Units: About 2,500

Importers: Nashbar Direct, of Canfield, Ohio

Hazard: The base of the trainer has a blocking mechanism that can break causing the bicycle to disengage from the stand, posing a fall hazard.

Description: The Nashbar Watt Master and 2006 Fluid trainers are metallic gray with graphic Nashbar “N” decals running vertically along the rear face of the right rear support leg. The recalled item number is printed on the bottom of the last page of the owner’s manual. The following are the recalled models:

Trainer Models Item Number
Nashbar Watt Master Fluid NB-WMF5
Nashbar Watt Master Magnetic NB-WM5
Nashbar 2006 Fluid Adjustable NB-FTA5
Nashbar 2006 Fluid NB-FT5
Nashbar 2006 Fluid/HRM NB-FT5H

Sold by: Catalogs and Web site sales nationwide from August 2005 through February 2006 for about $300.

Manufactured In: Italy

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the bicycle trainers immediately until repaired.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Nashbar at (800) 888-2710 between 9 a.m. and 8 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the company’s Web site at http://www.nashbar.com/recall.cfm