WASHINGTON, D.C. – September 21, 2017 – (Motor Sports Newswire) –
Name of product: Gen1 and Gen 2 motorcycle clip-on handlebars
Hazard: The handlebar clamp can crack and fail, posing a crash hazard.
Recall date: September 21, 2017
Recall number: 17-230
Consumer Contact: Renthal toll-free at 877-736-8425 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. MT Monday through Friday or online at www.renthalroad.com and click “Clip-on Recall” in the middle of the page for more information.
Description: This Renthal recall involves all Gen 1 and Gen 2 motorcycle clip-on aluminum handlebars for motorcycles distributed or sold for use on non-public roads. Gen 1 handlebars have a golden 40 mm tube with a black clamp and texturized gray end cover. Renthal and adjustability markings are etched on the tube and on the clamp. Gen 2 handlebars have a silver 20 mm tube with a black tip on one end and a two-screw clamp on the other end. Renthal is printed on the clamp.
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Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled handlebars and contact Renthal for free replacement handlebars.
Incidents/Injuries: Renthal has received 22 reports of handlebars cracking. No injuries have been reported.
Sold At: Renthal motorcycle dealers nationwide from April 2009 through July 2017 for about $215.
Manufacturer(s): Renthal, of Cheshire, United Kingdom
Importer(s): Tucker Rocky Corporation, Inc., of Ft. Worth, Texas and LeMans Corporation, of Janesville, Wis.
Distributor(s): Tucker Rocky Corporation, Inc., of Ft. Worth, Texas and LeMans Corporation, of Janesville, Wis.
Manufactured In: United Kingdom
This recall was conducted, voluntarily by the company, under CPSC’s Fast Track Recall process. Fast Track recalls are initiated by firms, who commit to work with CPSC to quickly announce the recall and remedy to protect consumers.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC’s work to help ensure the safety of consumer products – such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals -– contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years.
Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly-announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission.
Source: Consumer Product Safety Commission