Bicycle racks recalled due to fall hazard

Recall for salsa Minimalist bicycle racks


DETROIT, Mich. – Salsa cycles is recalling their 'Minimalist' bicycle racks as they pose a potential fall hazard.

They are recalling about 1,100 units because the L-shaped mounting straps (or mounting brackets) used to attach the bicycle rack to the front of the bike can break and cause the rack to fall while it's in use.

The recall involves all bike racks sold after January 2011 up until march 2012. The racks were sold from nationwide bicycle retail stores and on internet retailers at a cost of about $80.

Two reports of bicycle racks breaking at the mounting straps, resulting in minor injuries from falls, have been reported.

For a refund, contact an authorized Salsa dealer.