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WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Specialized, has issued a voluntary recall of about 14,000 mountain bikes from the 2009 model year.

The handlebars can break, posing a fall hazard to the rider.

SEYMOUR, CT (BRAIN)—In cooperation with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Thule is voluntarily recalling Fit Kit numbers 3068 and 3069 used in conjunction with the 460 and 460R Podium Foot Packs.

SEATTLE, WA (BRAIN)—Jango, an all-new brand of multi-activity bicycles powered by Topeak, launched in the U.S. and are available this month at 20 dealers nationwide in time for early spring commuting and touring.

IRVINE, CA (BRAIN)—Shimano Ultegra 6700 is entirely new for 2010 and borrows the look and many features of the Dura Ace 7900 series to drop 150 grams of weight compared to Ultegra 6600.

HARELBEKE, Belgium (BRAIN)—Professional cycling team Saxo Bank is changing its racing componentry from Shimano to SRAM Red.

Team director Bjarne Riis, renowned for his selectiveness, has asked SRAM to assist in swapping Saxo Bank's entire fleet of bikes to Red.

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Cannondale, has issued a voluntary recall of roughly 1,300 road bicycles from the 2009 model year.

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Electra Bicycle Company, have announced a voluntary recall of about 3,000 Electra '09 bikes with front trays.

The front tray on the bicycle can come loose and contact the front tire, posing a fall hazard to riders.

BY MATT WIEBE

WATSONVILLE, CA—When Craig Calfee saw Ghanaians ride imported steel bikes ill adapted to handle the heavy loads they carry through native forests of bamboo, he was exasperated.

BLOOMINGTON, MN (BRAIN)—The Consumer Product Safety Commission and Salsa Cycles recalled 8,600 CroMoto SUL Salsa threadless and quill stems on Thursday due to a defect that can cause the part to break.

AMERICAN CANYON, CA (BRAIN)⎯Dynacraft's Specialty Retail Group announced the debut of its 2009 Sonoma Chainless Bicycle Collection on Wednesday.

The Sonoma collection replaces Dynacraft's Dekra chainless line.

VICENZA, Italy (BRAIN)—Campagnolo has extended its warranty on 11-speed groupsets from three to four years, which is two years more than that required by the consumer protection laws of the European Union.

BERKELEY, CA (BRAIN)—Clif Bar and others have issued a voluntary recall on certain bars that contain peanut products that were manufactured by Peanut Corporation of America (PCA), which is the focus of an ongoing Salmonella investigation.

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Tenneco-Marzocchi s.r.l, have issued a voluntary recall of some 2008 forks.

PHILADELPHIA, PA (BRAIN)—Kestrel Bicycles will be sponsoring the Rock Racing Professional Cycling Team for 2009.

NEW YORK, NY (BRAIN)— Abio Bikes has unveiled its new line of folding bicycles, hoping to kick-start a "chainless revolution" for urban commuters and around-town recreational riders across North America.

HAVERHILL, MA (BRAIN)—Mavic wanted to give Bicycle Retailer & Industry News readers an update pertaining to the recent CPSC recall of Mavic's R-sys front wheels.

MADISON, WI (BRAIN)—Saris wanted to clarify information recently released by the Consumer Products Safety Commission regarding the company's voluntary recall of some CycleOps trainers.

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Saris Cycling Group, has issued a voluntary recall of about 2,000 stationary bicycle trainers.

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Giant Bicycle, has issued a voluntary recall on about 1,000 TCR Advanced SL and SL bicycle and frames from the 2009 model year.

HAVERHILL, MA (BRAIN)—Mavic has announced a voluntary recall of its R-SYS front wheels as a precautionary safety measure. The carbon tubular spokes of the R-SYS front wheel may break during use in certain circumstances.

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