It was reported that the California based company Euro Asia Imports recalled a series of bicycle handlebars, due to their propensity to break and cause a fall hazard. This is due to at least two reports of the handlebars breaking while the bikes were being ridden, leaving one person with minor injuries.
The particular items being recalled are aluminum Nitto handlebars with B259AA as the model number. The amount of handlebars recalled totals to about 2,000 units in the United States and an additional 70 in Canada. They were available for purchase at various bike shops across the country for between $60 and $80 from January 2008 to July 2011. Consumers should send them back to Euro Asia Imports to receive a free new set of replacement handlebars.
As a car accident attorney in San Jose, I know how important safety ought to be to a cyclist on the road. Riders rely on their bicycle parts to be produced at a standard that keeps them safe from harm, and when a part is defective, it’s important that consumers replace the necessary parts. It’s my hope as a San Jose personal injury lawyer that the affected customers replace the defective handlebars as soon as possible to avoid an injury.