Important Alto Recall
SALSA CYCLES, Bloomington,
MN. September 17, 2001- Salsa Cycles is recalling their Alto disc-brake
specific rim. 466 rims are affected by the recall. A faulty extrusion in
the manufacturing process could cause the rim to fail causing a loss of
control of the bicycle, which could result in injury or death.
The Salsa Alto Disc rim is a black mountain
bike rim with a 543 ERD made in 32 and 36 hole models. It is a disc-brake
specific rim. The rim is labeled "Salsa Alto" in yellow, red, and white.
The rim also has large "Salsa" decals on the side.
Salsa Alto rims were sold by Quality Bicycle
Products and other distributors to retail bike shops across the United
States. The rims were sold from January 26, 2001 to September 6, 2001.
Consumers are asked to stop using the product.
Consumers are then directed to contact the retail bike shop from which
they purchased the rim to facilitate the recall replacement. Bike Shops
can then secure a return merchandise number. Salsa will either credit the
purchasing retail bike shop for the rim or provide a replacement rim or
wheel depending on whether or not a rim or wheel was originally purchased.
Salsa can be reached at their Alto Recall Hotline 877-887-2572, faxed at
877-337-2572, or by e-mail at
Their address is 6400 West 105 the Street, Bloomington, MN