The following recall has been announced:
DETAILS: Salsa Minimalist bicycle racks manufactured by Salsa Cycles, a wholly-owned brand of Quality Bicycle Products Inc., of Bloomington, Minn.; sold at bicycle retail stores nationwide and online from January 2011 through March 2012. The bicycle racks are made of tubular aluminum with a black or silver finish and can be installed on either the front or rear of a bicycle. The bicycle racks have steel mounting brackets, identified as straps, with a single hole in the center used to mount the strap to the bicycle fork. "Salsa" is printed on the side of the bicycle rack. They were manufactured in Taiwan.
WHY: The L-shaped mounting straps used to attach the bicycle rack to the front of the bicycle can break and cause the rack to fall while the bicycle is in use, posing a fall hazard to consumers.
INCIDENTS: Salsa Cycles has received two reports of bicycle racks breaking at the mounting straps, resulting in minor injuries from falls.
HOW MANY: About 1,100.
FOR MORE: Visit the firm's website at http://www.salsacycles.com.