3 bicycle recalls in 1 day

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Wednesday, August 19, 2009
By Yokota Fritz

It's a busy day for the US CPSC to issue bicycle recalls. Early this morning the US CPSC issued recall notices for Felt bicycles and Burley child trailers.

This afternoon they added a recall for Nirve Cannibal Bicycles. The bicycle stem can crack and cause the rider to lose control, posing a risk of serious injury if the rider falls. his recall involves Cannibal “Chopper” model bicycles with graphic designs by artist Corey Miller. The bicycles have a black matte finish. The affected bicycles have a serial number within the following range: L8E0300001 – L8E1001050. Serial numbers are located on the bottom of the bicycle between the pedals.

See Nirve recall page for detailed information.

broken bicycle steering stem


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That is an interesting stem design, where the faceplate faces upwards. The crack appears to be at the point of least cross-sectional area. Did all 120 units the CPSC is reporting have the same type of damage? I'm curious to see.
Hi Ron, I thought you'd be interested kin those photos. this goes on a big cruiser bike -- there's a photo of the bike at Nirve's recall info page but no more photos of other failed parts.
What is the stem made of?
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