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Profile Design recalling Cobra S stems

Published May 9, 2017
Nearly 10,000 stems were sold in the aftermarket and as OE spec.

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — Profile Design is recalling about 9,700 Cobra S handlebar stems because the carbon-wrapped stems can corrode and break. The company has received at least 10 reports of the stems corroding and breaking, including one report of an injury to a rider when the stem broke, causing the rider to lose control.

The stems were sold nationally from January 2007 through December 2013 for about $200 for the stem sold individually. About 135 of the stems were sold in Canada.

This recall involves the stems sold individually and as original equipment on the following Fuji, Jamis and Scott bike models:

  • Fuji 2009 D-6 Pro
  • Fuji 2010 D-6 Pro
  • Fuji 2010 D-6 Matt Reed
  • Jamis 2010 Xenith T2
  • Scott 2008 CR1 Plasma LTD (model# 209562)
  • Scott 2009 Plasma Premium (model # 212052) 
  • Scott 2010 Plasma Premium (model # 215722)
  • Kestrel 2009 Talon SL Tri- Ultegra
  • Kestrel 2009 Evoke SL
  • Kestrel 2010 Talon SL Tri- Ultegra
  • Kestrel 2010 Talon Tri- Force

The stems were sold in seven sizes including 60 mm, 70 mm, 80 mm, 90 mm, 100 mm, 110 mm and 120 mm. "Profile Design" and "Cobra S" are printed in white on the black stems. Only black stems are included in this recall.

Consumers are being told to immediately stop using bicycles with the stems and contact Profile Design for instructions to receive a free replacement stem. Consumers can contact Profile Design toll-free at 888-800-5999 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or online at and click on "Recall Notices" for more information.

More information: CPSC recall notice | Profile Design recall notice.


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