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Consumer product recall

Aura Pro handlebars

Starting date:
April 25, 2013
Posting date:
April 25, 2013
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Product Safety
General Public
Identification number:

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

Affected products

Aura Pro handlebars

Product description

The Aura Pro custom bicycle handlebars are attached to the 2013 Cervelo P-Series bicycles which come in black, gray and red colour combinations and have the brand name “Cervelo” on the frame. The handlebars are finished in gloss black.

The phrases “3T”, "AURA-PRO”, and “ULTIMATE-PERFORMANCE” appear in white on the handlebar’s top surface. The recall includes handlebars on the P3 with Shimano Ultegra and P5 Three with SRAM Red bicycle models. The model name “P3” or “P5” is located on the bicycle’s frame.

Hazard identified

The bicycle’s handlebar clamps can detach during riding causing the rider to lose control, posing a risk of injury.

3T Design has received one reported incident in the United States, resulting in minor injuries related to the use of the recalled handlebars.

Number sold

Approximately 53 units of the recalled products were sold in Canada.

Approximately 623 units of the recalled products were sold in the United States.

Time period sold

The recalled handlebars were sold in Canada and the United States from September 2012 to January 2013 at Cervelo bicycle retailers.

Place of origin

Manufactured in China.



3T Design Ltd.

Hong Kong



Cervelo Cycles Inc.




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What you should do

Consumers should stop using the bicycles immediately and contact 3T Design at 1-800-223-3207 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or online on the firm's website by clicking on "Recall" for more information, or alternatively by following the direct link on the firm's recall website.

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