Nitto has issued a recall on their model B259AA aluminum handlebars because they have been reported to break during use and cause riders to potentially fall or lose control.
Thus far, Nitto has received two reports of handlebar breakage, one break causing the rider to fall and cut their leg. More than 2,000 of these handlebars were sold in North America from January of 2008 through July of 2011.
This model is manufactured in Japan and sold in red, blue, black, gold, green, pink, and silver; the brand “Nitto” and “B259” are printed at the edge of the handlebar. Riders are warned to stop using the Nitto B259 handlebars and contact Euro Asia Imports to receive a free replacement. For more information on the recall, visit Euro Asia Imports website or contact them at 888-662-1814.