Salsa Cycles has issued a recall notice for its CroMoto bicycle stem, pictured above. The stems may crack or break, which would cause you to fall and go boom.

These stems were painted to match and included as original equipment on the following complete Salsa La Cruz, Casseroll Singlespeed, Casseroll Triple, El Mariachi, and Ala Carte bicycles sold by QBP from November 5, 2007 to December 31, 2008.

The recall also includes both road and mountain aftermarket stems in all extensions and rises, except the 60mm, 70mm and 80mm extension lengths. Aftermarket stems were painted black and were sold from March 31, 2008 to December 31, 2008.

Bike shops that sell Salsa stems can call Quality Bicycle Products at 877-774-6208, and you can see a full list of affected models and bikes that were sold with the stem  as an OEM part and download a consumer alert poster here.

For now, consumers should contact the place of purchase to discuss replacement options.

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