In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, Salsa Cycles has voluntarily issued a safety recall on all of its Minimalist bicycle racks (see photos).
The recall issue is that the L-shaped mounting strap used to attach the rack to the front of the bicycle can break (photo, left), causing the rack to fail, posing a crash risk to the rider.
Salsa Cycles is aware of two incidents in which the bracket failed, resulting in minor injuries from falls.
Salsa Cycles Minimalist bicycle racks were sold after January, 2011. The racks are made of tubular aluminum and have a black or silver finish with "Salsa" printed on the side of the rack. They can be mounted on the front or rear of a bicycle, and the recalled models have a steel mounting bracket with a single hole used to attach the rack to the bicycle fork.
Consumers should immediately stop riding the bicycle and contact us for an inspection, re-mounting or refund.
For more information contact Salsa Cycles customer service between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. CT Monday through Friday at 877-725-7211 or www.SalsaCycles.com.