Easton Sports, Inc.—EA30 aluminium bicycle stem

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Product description

Four bolt bicycle stems, aluminium, manufactured between January 2007 and August 2009.
Australian distributor: Apollo Bicycle Company.
Identifying features
Date coded from January 2007 (A7) through August 2009 (H9).

Other identifying numbers

Date coded from January 2007 (A7) through August 2009 (H9).

Why the product is recalled

The wall thickness of the extension tube varied. One report of a stem breaking in the field, in Germany, resulting in minor injuries. Stem passed US standard in all tests, but failed in recent European stem standardized testing. Issue has been corrected in goods currently manufactured since September 2009.

What the hazards are to consumers

Stem could break in use, causing loss of bicycle control, resulting in serious injury or death.

What consumers should do

Do not use stem. Return stems to the retailer for a free replacement. Retailer will return stems to distributor for stem destruction.

Traders who sold this product

Appolo Bicycle Company distribution sold these stems to local bicycle stores.

Where the product was sold


Responsible regulator

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is the responsible regulator for this recall.

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