There has been a recall issued through the CSPC for Salsa CroMoto SUL threadless and quill bike stems.
To date the company has received two reports of a stem breaking in use. One rider crashed and suffered a broken wrist.
The faulty stems were painted to match and included as original equipment on the following bikes: Salsa La Cruz, Casseroll Singlespeed, Casseroll Triple, El Mariach and Ala Carte.
These bikes were sold by QBP from Nov. 5, 2007 to Dec. 31, 2008. The recall also includes both road and mountain aftermarket stems in all extensions and rises, except the 60mm, 70mm and 80mm extension lengths.
Aftermarket stems were painted black and were sold from Mar. 31, 2008 to Dec. 31, 2008. The affected QBP stem part numbers are: SM0001 through SM0028.
If you have any of these affected stems or bicycles in your store, please do not sell them. Because production of these stems has been suspended, exact replacements are not available at this time. QBP will therefore provide a $65 credit to stores to enable consumers to purchase a comparable stem.
If you have any questions about the recall or need to request a credit or make a return, please call 877-774-6208 for assistance.