3T is voluntarily recalling Cervélo P5 bicycles with 3T Aduro aero bars for a safety check and, if necessary, safety upgrade.
The recall includes 2012 and 2013 Cervélo P5 bicycles equipped with 3T Aduro aero handlebars. The bicycles are black with red and white stripes. “P5” is on the seat tube, “Cervélo” is on the top tube and a large “é” is on the down tube in white lettering. The handlebars consist of four major components: a base bar, which attaches to the bike; a forward extension mount, which attaches to the base bar; forearm rests and forward extension bars, which attach to the forward extension mount. The base bar is black with red and white stripes and has “3T” on the top and rear. The handlebars come with both a high and a low forward extension mount, one of which will be installed based on customer fit. Consumers can purchase an ultra-low forward extension mount separately. The words “Ultimate Performance” are on the forward extensions. The handlebars were manufactured between January 2012 and July 2012. Serial numbers for the handlebars are on a label inside the base bar under the stem cap on the rear wall. The serial number is the seven-digit number following “FM78-Basebar-.” The manufacture date code is the first four digits of the serial number in the MMYY format. Date codes for the defective handlebars range from 1201 to 1207. P5 bicycles which have already been inspected and passed at retailers are distinguished by a green sticker with an “é” on the underside of the Aduro base bar.
In the US, this recall program is being managed under the auspices of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). You can read the CPSC/3T voluntary recall notice here.
No other 3T aerobar is part of this recall.
Who’s affected: Customers who have bicycles fitted with 3T Aduro bars should stop riding them at once and contact your local Cervélo retailer to perform a safety check. You can find your closest local retailer via the Cervélo retailer locater at http://www.cervelo.com/en/find-a-retailer.html.
How to identify the bar: The aero bar needs to be disassembled in order to identify if it is affected by the safety measures or not. Thus it is necessary to contact your local Cervélo retailer as only he is qualified to perform the check.
Affected bars will be identified by their serial numbers.
The Aduro bar is characterized by its unique design tailored to fit the Cervélo P5 bike.
Questions you might ask
Is it possible to identify affected Aduro aerobars from the outside?
No. It is not possible to identify affected bars from the outside. The integration of the bar makes it necessary to be checked by a qualified and authorized Cervélo retailer, who is in direct contact to Cervélo in order to manage immediate exchange of base bar and/or high mount to get you back riding safely as soon as possible.
I bought my Cervélo P5 in a different country. How can I get my bike checked?
Please use the retailer locater (https://www.cervelo.com/en/store-locator) to find out the closest help point to you. Cervélo, 3T and their partners offer the best possible service in order to sort this inconvenience for you.
3T Direct Contact:
Phone: +1 (949) 600-9841
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