PAAL-BERINGEN, Belgium – Race Productions, better known as Ridley, announced a voluntary recall for its 4ZA threadless carbon handlebar stems. The company received one report of a handlebar stem breaking.
The recall involves all 4ZA 31.8 threadless bicycle handlebar stems sold as individual aftermarket components. The stems are black and have the words “4ZA Cycling Performance” painted on the carbon extension between the steerer clamp and handlebar clamp. The recalled stems range in extension lengths from 90mm to 130mm.
Sold at IBDs and via websites
A total of 105 units of this stem were sold at IBDs and via websites from January 2005 through April 2010.
Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed and contact the bicycle retailers where the stems were purchased to obtain a free replacement stem. Bicycle shops can handle the replacement process by contacting the manufacturer’s national distributor.