Shimano Recalling about 213 Mountain Bike Handlebar Stems

Posted on February 21, 2012

According to news sources, a recall has been issued for about 213 units of Mountain Bicycle Handlebar Stems due to a fall hazard arising from the defective component.

The company, Shimano American Corporation, announced the recall due to issues relating to the bolts used to hold the front plate to the stem body being pilled out of the threads, thereby posing a fall hazard to riders as it can cause the rider to lose control of the bicycle. The recalled units have a model number PRSS0049, as well as identification codes HH, HJ, HK, HL, IA, IC, ID, IE and IF.

There has been one reported injury to date.

Consumers with the recalled PRO Atherton direct mount bicycle handlebar stems should stop using it and take it to an authorized retailer to receive a free replacement if necessary. For additional information, contact the company at (800) 353-4719.
As a personal injury lawyer Long Beach, I’ve seen recalls of this kind in the past and know the severity of the hazards they entail. I hope this information can help raise awareness about this recalled product. If you or a loved one has been injured through the use or consumption of a defective product, speak with a Fresno personal injury attorney to learn about the legal options available to you. Please, continue to visit our blog for regular updates about unsafe and dangerous consumer products.

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