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Profile Design Recalls Bicycle Carbon Aerobars

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Profile Design recalled about 260 units of Aeria Ultimate carbon aerobars for possible crash hazard, a statement by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission showed. The company said the bicycle aerobars can crack and break, causing the rider to lose control and crash.

The recall involves Profile Design Aeria Ultimate carbon aerobars, sold in one size and all matte black in color, individually and as an original equipment upgrade on consumer configurable Dimond Brand Bikes and Quintana Roo model bicycles.

The recalled aerobars or handlebars can be identified by measuring the uncut hand extensions from the leading edge of wing to tip of hand extension, where brake lever is placed, which on the recalled bars will measure 13.6 cm or 5.3 in from leading edge of wing.

The company received two reports of the bicycle aerobars cracking or breaking. However, no injuries were reported to date.

The aerobars were made in Taiwan and imported to the U.S. by Carson, California-based Profile Design.

They were sold at independent bicycle stores across the U.S. 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.

Previously in May 2017, Profile Design had recalled 9,835 units of Cobra S carbon-wrapped black handlebar stems, including 135 units sold in Canada, as the bicycle handlebar stems can corrode and break, causing the rider to lose control and crash.

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