3T Design Recalls Cervélo Bicycles
BREMBATE, Italy – 3T Design has received 28 reports of incidents, including one report of a broken collar bone and four reports of abrasions as a result of forward extension mounts which detach from the base bar.
Therefore 3T recalls Cervélo P5 bicycles with 3T Aduro aero handlebars. The bicycles are black with red and white stripes. 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 were manufactured by 3T Design Ltd. in China 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 (see photo). 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.
The 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.