Salsa recalls Minimalist Rack

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

Salsa Cycles, in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, announced a voluntary recall of approximately 1,100 of its Minimalist Racks due to a potential hardware issue. The L-shaped bracket that attaches the rack to the front fork can fail, resulting in potential harm to the cyclist. There have been two reports of them breaking, with minor injuries to the rider as a consequence.

Racks sold after January of 2011 are affected. Both black and silver models are made of tubular aluminum and can function on the front or back of a bicycle. The silver metal “strap” is the problem hardware. Owners should remove the rack immediately and contact a Salsa dealer for inspection and possible refund.

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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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