Wisconsin-based Saris Cycling Group would like to clarify information recently released by the Consumer Products Safety Commission regarding its voluntary recall of some CycleOps trainers. Most importantly, this is not a new recall and most trainers affected by the recall have already been returned to the company.
"Saris Cycling Group identified this problem in November 2008 and proactively informed the Consumer Products Safety Commission and its customer base to cease use and return the recalled product to us," said company spokesperson Maggie Waltz. "The CPSC released information pertaining to this over two months later. This is not a new recall notice."
Waltz elaborated on the specifics of the recall.
"2,248 trainers are affected by this recall notice," she added. "They are CycleOps model numbers 9331, 9460, 9014, 9321 and 9322. To date 1,954 trainers have been returned. This represents 90 percent of the effected units."
These trainers were sold in October 2008 and November 2008 at Independent Bicycle Dealers (IBDs) nationwide. A technical advisory on this issue is posted at www.cycleops.com.