Easton recalls EA30 stems

Approximately 6,400 bikes equipped with Easton EA30 stems are being recalled, as the stems can crack, causing a steering failure.

There has only been one result of a failure resulting in injury so far.

Models being recalled are all Raleigh 2007, XXIX 700c MTN, RX1.0, Diamondback 2007, Mission, and Sortie bicycles with EA30 stems. The EA30 stems are black with white-and-gray graphics and feature a four-bolt stem face cap.“EA30” is printed on the stem.

Note that EA30 stems sold as aftermarket items are included in this recall.

The bikes were sold via independent bicycle dealers nationwide from August 2007 through August 2009 for between $500 and $1,200. Aftermarket stems were sold from August 2007 through September 2009 for about $30.

Consumers should immediately stop riding the bicycles and contact any authorized Easton Sports dealer for a free replacement stem.

Consumer Contact: For more information, contact Eason Sports toll-free at (866) 892-6059 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or visit the firm’s Web site at www.eastonbike.com

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