Nitto handlebar recall

  • By Nick Legan
  • Published Jan. 27, 2012
  • Updated Oct. 11, 2012 at 4:51 PM EDT

Euro-Asia Imports has issued a recall of Nitto B259AA riser handlebars. The bars were also imported by Merry Sales and BTI and available in red, blue, black, gold, green, pink and silver.

They were available nationwide from January 2008 to July of 2011. Owners of the bar should discontinue using them immediately. There is a possibility that they can break causing injury to the rider. The recalled aluminum bars have “NITTO” and “B259” printed at the barends. Approximately 2,000 units were sold in the United States and 70 in Canada.

Consumers who own the recalled bars should contact Euro-Asia to receive free replacement handlebars. They can be reached at (888) 662-1814 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Pacific Time, Monday through Friday, or visit the company’s website at

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Nick Legan

Nick Legan

After graduating from Indiana University with honors and a degree in French and journalism, Nick Legan jumped straight into wrenching at Pro Peloton bike shop in Boulder for a few years. Then, he began a seven-year stint in the professional ranks, most recently serving for RadioShack at the Tour de France and the Amgen Tour of California. He also worked for Garmin-Slipstream, CSC, Toyota-United, Health Net and Ofoto. Legan served as the VeloNews tech editor 2010-2012 before sliding across the line into public relations.

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