Consumer product recall

Quality Bicycle Products Recalls select Carbon Handlebars and Bicycles due to Injury Hazard

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Whiskey Parts Co. No.9 12F and No.9 24F carbon handlebars, Salsa Cowchipper and Salsa Cowbell carbon handlebars, and select Salsa Bicycles that came equipped with the Salsa Cowchipper or Salsa Cowbell carbon handlebars.
Consumer products - Injury hazard
What to do

Immediately stop using the recalled handlebars and bicycles and contact your local retailer for a free installation of a replacement carbon handlebar or an alternative aluminum handlebar.

Affected products

This recall involves Salsa Cowchipper, Salsa Cowbell, Whisky No.9 12F, and Whisky No.9 24F carbon handlebars. The model name is printed on the handlebar.

The recalled handlebars were also sold with select Salsa Cutthroat, Salsa Warbird, and Salsa Warroad bikes. The bicycle model name is printed on the bicycle frame. The bicycles are sold in a variety of colors and sizes.

Product Type

Product Name

Handle Bars

Salsa Cowchipper Carbon Drop Handlebar

Handle Bars

Salsa Cowbell Carbon Drop Handlebar

Handle Bars

Whisky No.9 12F Carbon Drop Handlebar

Handle Bars

Whisky No.9 24F Carbon Drop Handlebar


2019 Salsa Cutthroat Force 1


2019 Salsa Warbird Ultegra Di2


2020 Salsa Cutthroat GRX810 Di2


2020 Salsa Warbird Carbon GRX 810 Di2


2020 Salsa Warroad Carbon Force AXS 700


2021 Salsa Cutthroat AXS Eagle


2021 Salsa Warbird AXS Wide


The recalled handlebars can crack where the brake/shift levers are installed and cause a crash, posing an injury hazard.

As of January 3, 2023, the company has received no reports of incidents in Canada, and no reports of injuries. In the United States, the company has received 37 reports of handlebars cracking or fracturing while in use and no reports of injuries.

What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled products and contact their local retailer for a free installation of a replacement carbon handlebar or an alternative aluminum handlebar.

For more information, consumers can contact Quality Bicycle Products by telephone at 1-800-346-3340 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. CT, Monday through Friday, by email at or online at and

Joint recall with Health Canada, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (US CPSC) and Quality Bicycle Products

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.

This recall is also posted on the OECD Global Portal on Product Recalls website. You can visit this site for more information on other international consumer product recalls.

Additional information


Number Sold

The company reported that 349 units of the affected product were sold in Canada and 8,740 were sold in the United States.

Time Period Sold

The affected products were sold from March 2018 to July 2022.

Place of Origin

Manufactured in Taiwan

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Alert / recall type
Consumer product recall
Consumer products - Sports and fitness


Quality Bicycle Products GBC






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Health Canada
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