The stems were sold at specialty bicycle retailers and via websites from January 2005 through April 2010 for about $59.
The bicycle handlebar stems can crack or break, posing a fall hazard.
Consumers should immediately stop using their bicycles and contact the bicycle retailers where the stems were purchased to obtain a free replacement stem. Other bicycle shops can handle the replacement process by contacting the manufacturer's current distributor, Quality Bicycle Products, Inc.
For additional information, please contact Quality Bicycle Products, Inc. ("QBP") toll-free at (877) 745-7703 between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit www.ridley-bikes.com
The firm received one report of a handlebar stem breaking resulting in minor injuries.