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Consumer product recall

3T Design recalls Cervélo Bicycles with Aduro Aero Handlebars

Starting date:
February 4, 2014
Posting date:
February 4, 2014
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Suspected quality concern
General Public
Identification number:

Joint recall with Health Canada, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (US CPSC) and 3T Design

Affected products

Cervélo P5 bicycles with 3T Aduro Aero handlebars

Product description

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 also 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.

Hazard identified

The forward extension mounts can detach from the base bar while riding causing the rider to lose control, posing a risk of injury.

3T Design has received a total of 28 reports of incidents, including one report of a broken collar bone and four reports of abrasions. Of the 28 incidents, two originated in Canada, however, there were no Canadian reports of injuries related to the use of these handlebars.

Health Canada has not received any reports of incidents or injuries related to the use of these handlebars.

Number sold

Approximately 225 units of affected product were sold in Canada.
Approximately 1,300 units of affected product were sold in the United States.

Time period sold

The products were sold from May 2012 to August 2013 in Canada and the United States.

Place of origin

Manufactured in China.


3T Design Ltd.
Hong Kong
Cervélo Cycles Inc.

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What you should do

Consumers should stop using the recalled bicycles immediately and contact 3T Design to have the recalled handlebars replaced free of charge with a modified set of Aduro aero handlebars installed with the high or low mount.

Consumers who also purchased the ultra-low mount can receive a full refund for the ultra-low mount and a free modified Aduro aero base bar for use with the originally purchased low mount (if required by date code), or replacement of the Aduro aero handlebars with 3T Mistral aero handlebars with a low-position mount, which place a rider in a position similar to the Aduro ultra-low position mount.

For more information, consumers may contact the Aduro Recall Hotline at 1-855-225-7226 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. EST Monday through Friday, or the 3T Design's website and click on Aduro Recall for more information. Media contact information is on the 3T Design's website.

Consumers may view the release by the US CPSC on the Commission's website.

Please note that the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act prohibits recalled products from being redistributed, sold or even given away in Canada.

Health Canada would like to remind Canadians to report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product or any other consumer product or cosmetic by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.