February 4, 2014
3T Design Recalls Cervélo Bicycles with Aduro Aero HandlebarsName of product: Cervélo P5 bicycles with 3T Aduro aero handlebar
Hazard: The forward extension mounts can detach from the base bar while riding causing the rider to lose control, posing a risk of injury.
Units: About 1,300 in the U.S. and about 225 in Canada
Description: The recall includes 2012 and 2013 Cervélo P5 bicycles equipped with 3T Aduro aero handlebars. The bicycles are black with red and white stripes. “P5” is on the seat tube, "Cervélo" is on the top tube and a large “é” is on the down tube in white lettering. The handlebars consist of four major components: a base bar, which attaches to the bike; a forward extension mount, which attaches to the base bar; forearm rests and forward extension bars, which attach to the forward extension mount. The base bar is black with red and white stripes and has “3T” on the top and rear. The handlebars come with both a high and a low forward extension mount, one of which will be installed based on customer fit. Consumers can purchase an ultra-low forward extension mount separately. The words “Ultimate Performance” are on the forward extensions. The handlebars were manufactured between January 2012 and July 2012. Serial numbers for the handlebars are on a label inside the base bar under the stem cap on the rear wall. The serial number is the seven-digit number following “FM78-Basebar-.” The manufacture date code is the first four digits of the serial number in the MMYY format. Date codes for the defective handlebars range from 1201 to 1207. P5 bicycles which have already been inspected and passed at retailers are distinguished by a green sticker with an “é” on the underside of the Aduro base bar.
Sold at: Cervélo retailers nationwide from May 2012 to August 2013 for between $7,000 and $10,000.
Importer: Focus Bicycles USA, Carlsbad, Calif.
Manufacturer: 3T Design Ltd., of Hong Kong
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled bicycles and contact 3T Design to have the recalled handlebars replaced free of charge with a modified set of Aduro aero handlebars installed with the high or low mount. Consumers who also purchased the ultra-low mount can receive: