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Cervélo recalls R5, Caledonia-5 models, ST31 LT stems because of faulty faceplate

Published September 15, 2022

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — Cervélo recalled its 2022 R5 and Caledonia-5 bikes and its ST31 LT replacement stems because the handlebars can slip in the stem, posing a fall hazard.

Consumers should stop using the bikes and stems and contact their authorized Cervélo dealer to arrange for a free repair to replace the stem faceplate. There have been 13 reports of handlebar slippage, with one injury reported.

Affected products can be identified by Cervélo and R5 or Caledonia-5 printed on the frame. The stems were sold only in black. About 1,800 bicycles and 182 stems are being recalled in the U.S. In addition, about 243 bicycles were sold in Canada.

Cervélo dealers nationwide sold the bicycles and replacement stems from May 2021 through July 2022 for between $5,000 and $13,000 for the bikes and about $300 for the stems.

Only the Cervélo bicycles models or stems listed below are included in the recall:

R5 Dura Ace Di2, Five Black; R5 Red eTap AXS, Five Black; R5 Force eTap AXS, Lime/Black; R5 Force eTap AXS, Five Black; R5 Ultegra Di2, Lime/Black; R5 Ultegra Di2, Five Black; R5 Frameset, Five Black; R5 Frameset, Lime/Black; R5 Frameset, Jumbo-Visma Replica; Caledonia-5 Dura Ace Di2, Oasis; Caledonia-5 Red eTap AXS, Five Black; Caledonia-5 Frameset, Five Black; Caledonia-5 Frameset, Aqua Pearl; Caledonia-5 Frameset, Oasis; ST31 LT Replacement Stem, Black.

CPSC recall notice: Cervélo USA Recalls R5 and Caledonia-5 Bicycles and Cervélo Replacement Stems Due to Fall Hazard.

Recalled ST31 LT Stem in Black.

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