3T VENTUS Voluntary recall: who, what, why, and how
On March 23, 2010, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with 3T announced a voluntary recall of all VENTUS LTD, Ventus LTD 17, VENTUS LTD Gold, VENTUS LTD Track, VENTUS TEAM and VENTUS TEAM 17 bicycle aerobars. The recalled aerobar models were sold in one size and color for each model; Black with red stripe for the Team and black with silver stripe for the Ltd. The "VENTUS” and “3T” logos are on the top side of the bar with the model name. (Official CPSC/3T press release here).

The two rubber hand grips on the aerobars bars can loosen or slip off during use in humid, wet or salty conditions, posing a fall or injury hazard to the rider. Two incidents were reported to 3T involving adults with minor abrasions.

The recalled aerobars were sold at independent bicycle retailers and Internet retailers nationwide from January 2008 through November 2009 for about $1,200 for the LTD models and $1,000 for the TEAM models.


Related information
US Consumer Product Safety Commission press release [March 23, 2010]
3T news release [March 23, 2010]
Health Canada Consumer Product Recalls release [April 20, 2010]
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