Easton Sports, Inc.—EA30 aluminium bicycle stem
What are the defects?
The wall thickness of the extension tube varied. One report of a stem breaking in the field, in Germany, resulting in minor injuries. Stem passed US standard in all tests, but failed in recent European stem standardized testing. Issue has been corrected in goods currently manufactured since September 2009.
What are the hazards?
Stem could break in use, causing loss of bicycle control, resulting in serious injury or death.
What should consumers do?
Do not use stem. Return stems to the retailer for a free replacement. Retailer will return stems to distributor for stem destruction.
Appolo Bicycle Company distribution sold these stems to local bicycle stores.
Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is the responsible regulator for this recall.