Renthal, a United Kingdom-based manufacturing company, is recalling about 3,000 Gen1 and Gen 2 motorcycle clip-on handlebars amid reports of the grips cracking, which could lead to a crash.
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What’s the Problem?
September 21, 2017 - Renthal has received at least 22 reports of the handlebars cracking, according to a Recall Notice issued by the U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC).
“Stress Corrosion Cracking (SCC) is defined as a corrosion attack which can occur under the simultaneous influence of mechanical “tensile” stresses and a corrosive environment,” Renthal said in a press release. “The presence of only one of these factors does not induce crack propagation but when combined they occasionally can.”
The worldwide recall affects all Gen 1 and Gen 2 motorcycle clip-on aluminum handlebars for motorcycles distributed or sold for use on non-public roads.
Gen 1 handlebars have a golden 40 mm tube with a black clamp and texturized gray end cover. “Renthal” and adjustability markings are etched on the tube and on the clamp. Gen 1 model numbers include:
Gen 2 handlebars have a silver 20 mm tube with a black tip on one end and a two-screw clamp on the other end. Renthal is printed on the clamp. Gen 2 model numbers include:
The recalled products were sold at Renthal motorcycle dealers across the U.S. from April 2009 through July 2017 for about $215.
If you purchased a set of recalled handlebars, you should contact Renthal for free replacement grips.
Do I Have a Renthal Handlebars Recall Lawsuit?
The Product Liability Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in Renthal grips lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new injury and death cases in all 50 states.
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