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QBP recalls some Salsa bikes and framesets over fork concerns

Published April 3, 2019

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — QBP is recalling about 1,900 Salsa Warbird Carbon and Salsa Vaya bikes and framesets because the fork legs can break. The distributor has received reports of two breakages, one of which resulted in minor injuries to the rider.

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QBP announced the recall independently in January because of the partial government shutdown. The US Consumer Product Safety Commission issued the recall notice on Wednesday under the CPSC's Fast Track Recall program.

Consumers are being told to stop using the bikes, contact Quality, and arrange to visit the retailer where the bike was purchased for a free installation of a new fork. They can contact QBP toll-free at 877-774-6208 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. CT, Monday through Friday or visit www.salsacycles.com click on "Safety and Support" then "Recall" for more information.

The recall involves all 2019 Salsa Warbird Carbon series bicycles and framesets, including Ultegra Di2, Force 1, 105, Apex 1, and Tiagra bicycles and all 2019 Salsa Vaya 105 bicycles and framesets. The model name is printed on the frame of the bicycles. 

That includes the following models:

  • BK0465 — BK0471; 2019 Salsa Warbird Carbon Ultegra Di2
  • BK0472 — BK0478; 2019 Salsa Warbird Carbon Force 1
  • BK0479 -BK0485; 2019 Salsa Warbird Carbon 105
  • BK0486 — BK0492; 2019 Salsa Warbird Carbon Apex 1
  • BK0493 — BK0499; 2019 Salsa Warbird Carbon Tiagra
  • FM7480 — FM7486; 2019 Salsa Warbird Carbon Frameset
  • BK6926 — BK6937; 2019 Salsa Vaya 105
  • FM1016 — FM1018; 2019 Salsa Vaya Frameset

The bikes and framesets were sold from September 2018 through November 2018. The Salsa Warbird sold between $2,000 and $5,400 and the Vaya sold between $1,000 and $2,000. They were made in Taiwan. 

More information: CPSC recall notice | Quality recall page

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