The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with 3T Design Ltd have announced / initiated a voluntary recall of all VENTUS LTD, Ventus LTD 17, VENTUS LTD Gold, VENTUS LTD Track, VENTUS TEAM and VENTUS TEAM 17 Aerobars. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.
The two rubber hand grips on the Aerobars bars can loosen or slip off during use in humid, wet or salty conditions, posing a fall or injury hazard to the rider. Two incidents were reported to 3T involving adults with minor abrasions.
The recalled 3T Aerobars were sold at independent bicycle retailers and Internet retailers nationwide from January 2008 through November 2009 for about $1,200 for the LTD models and $1,000 for the TEAM models.
For information on how to receive a free redesigned rubber grip set and adhesive kit or information on how to bring your Ventus bar to a local retailer for a repair contact BikeMine toll-free at 1-877-861-9125 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or visit 3T's recall web page at www.TheNew3t.com/VentusRecall
See the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission recall detail here (Ventus Bicycle Aerobars Recalled by 3T Cycling Srl Due to Fall Hazard)