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Profile Design recalls bicycle carbon aerobars

The bicycle aerobars can crack and break

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Profile Design of Carson, Calif., is recalling about 260 Aeria Ultimate carbon aerobars.

The bicycle aerobars can crack and break, causing the rider to lose control and crash.

The firm has received two reports of the bicycle aerobars cracking or breaking. No injuries reported.

This recall involves Profile Design Aeria Ultimate carbon aerobars sold individually and as an original equipment upgrade on consumer configurable Diamond Brand Bikes and Quintana Roo model bicycles.

The aerobars were sold in one size and are all matte black in color. “Profile Design” and “Ultimate” are embossed in gloss black on the top of the rear edge of the aerobars.

The best way to identify recalled handlebars is to measure the uncut hand extensions from the leading edge of wing to tip of hand extension (where brake lever is placed). On recalled bars it is 13.6 cm (5.3 in) measured from leading edge of wing.

The bicycle aerobars, manufactured in Taiwan, were sold at independent bicycle stores nationwide from May 2017, through October 2018, for about $1,300 for the aerobar sold individually or between $5,200 and $14,000 as original equipment on bicycles.

What to do

Consumers should immediately stop using bicycles with the recalled aerobars and contact Profile Design for instructions to receive a free replacement aerobar via their local retailer.

Consumers may contact Profile Design toll-free at (888) 800-5999 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (PT) Monday through Friday, by email AeriaUltimateRecall@profile-design.com or online at www.profile-design.com and click on “Recall Notices” at the bottom of the page for more information.

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