Easton Sports is voluntarily recalling EA30 stems sold between August 2007 and September 2009, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission reported recently.
The Scotts Valley, California company received a report of a stem breaking, causing a minor injury to the rider. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. About 6,400 stems — sold on complete bikes and as aftermarket products — are affected by this recall.
According to Easton, the production date will identify if the EA30 stem is included in the recall. You will find a production code on the side of the clamp next to the lower clamping screw (see pictures). The production code is comprised of the calendar month (denoted by a letter A – L) and the year (denoted by a single digit). Here’s a chart identifying the stems in question.
According to the report, the forged aluminium Easton EA30 stem — made in China — can crack and cause the rider to lose control, posing a risk of serious injury if the rider falls.
This recall also involves bicycles sold with Easton EA30 stems, which are described as black with white-and-gray graphics and feature a four-bolt stem face cap; ‘EA30′ is printed on the stem. Stems sold as aftermarket items for US$30 are included in this recall.
The affected bikes sold through BioWheels include Jamis Ventura Races and GT Peace 9-ers.
Consumers should immediately stop riding the bicycles and bring them to BioWheels for a replacement at no charge to you.
For more information, contact Eason Sports in the U.S. toll free at (866) 892-6059 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or go to www.eastonbike.com.