Salsa Recalls Carbon Handlebars and Bicycles Due to Injury Hazard



Salsa Cowbell Carbon and Cowchipper Carbon Handlebars
Salsa Cutthroat, Warbird, and Warroad Bicycles

Name of Product: Bicycle handlebars and bicycles

Hazard: The recalled handlebars can crack where the brake/shift levers are installed and cause a crash, posing an injury hazard.

Remedy: Replace

Recall Date: January 05, 2023

Units: About 8,740 (In addition, about 350 were sold in Canada)

Consumer Contact

QBP at 800-346-3340 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. CT, Monday through Friday or email [email protected], or online at and for more information.

Recall Details

Description: This recall involves Salsa Cowchipper, Salsa Cowbell, Whisky No.9 12F, and Whisky No.9 24F carbon handlebars. The model name is printed on the handlebar. The recalled handlebars were also sold with the Salsa Cutthroat, Warbird, and Warroad bikes. The bicycle model name is printed on the bicycle frame. The bicycles are sold in a variety of colors and sizes.

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled handlebars and bicycles, and bring the recalled handlebars and bicycles to a local bicycle retailer for free installation of a replacement carbon handlebar or an alternative aluminum handlebar.

Incidents/Injuries: QBP has received 37 reports of the handlebars cracking or fracturing while in use. No injuries have been reported.

Sold At: Specialty bicycle stores nationwide from January 2018 through August 2022 for the handlebars and from August 2018 through June 2022 for complete bicycles with the handlebars. The handlebars sold for about $240, and the complete bicycles sold for between $4,700 and $7,000.

Importer(s): Quality Bicycle Products GBC., of Bloomington, Minnesota

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Manufactured In: Taiwan

Recall number: 23-086

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