3T Design Ventus Aerobar Recall

3T Design, in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, has announced a voluntary recall of the following handlebar models:

  • Ventus LTD
  • Ventus TEAM
  • Ventus LTD 17
  • Ventus LTD Gold
  • Ventus LTD Track
  • Ventus TEAM 17

If you have the recalled handlebars, stop using them immediately and contact us to arrange for a free grip replacement.

These models were sold at independent bicycle retailers and internet retailers from January 2008 through November 2009 for between $1,000 and $1,200. The "Ventus" model name is printed on the top of the base bar.

The recalled bars have rubber hand grips, and these grips can loosen or slip off during use in humid or wet conditions. This can cause a loss of control and result in a crash and possible injury. Two minor incidents have been reported.

For more information visit 3T's recall page.