Riser Holdings Recalls Chromag Bicycle Stems Due to Fall and Injury Hazards

The clamping bolts securing the stem to the fork steerer or handlebars can break

Riser Holdings Recalls Chromag Bicycle Stems Due to Fall and Injury Hazards
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April 27, 2017

Riser holdings is recalling approximately 100 Chromag bicycle stems due to fall and injury hazards.

The clamping bolts that secure the stem to the fork steerer and/or handlebars may break, posing a risk of fall and injury.

The affected stems include the BZA, Director, HiFi, and Ranger models. Only stems include a Z marking inside the bolt head are affected. Chromag and the model name are printed on the stems, which were sold separately from the bicycles. The bolts used in the stems measure six millimeters in diameter and 20 millimeters in length. The stems were sold in several colors, including black, red, blue, gold, purple, and silver.

The recalled stems were sold online at Chromagbikes.com or nationwide at Arts Cyclery, Beatchwood Cycles, Beat Cycles, Breadwinner Cycles, Blazin Saddles, Harpers, Quality Bicycle Products, The Bike Hub, and Squatch Cycles. They were sold from November 2016 until March 2017 for about $120.

Although the company has received three reports of clamping bolts breaking, no injuries have been reported so far. Nevertheless, consumers are urged to stop using bicycles with the recalled stems immediately and to contact Chromag to get free replacement bolts.

For more information, consumers can reach Chromag Bikes at (800) 380-4102.