In cooperation with the U.S. and Canadian Consumer Product Safety Commission, Cervelo and 3T Cycling have voluntarily issued a safety recall on the 2012/2013 model-year Cervélo P5 bicycles with 3T Aduro aero handlebars because the forward extension mounts can detach from the base bar while riding causing the rider to lose control, posing a risk of injury. Shown below are the recalled bikes and bars (click to enlarge).
Identifying the recalled 3T Aduro bars
The 3T Aduro aero bars need to be disassembled in order to identify if they are affected by the safety measures. It's best if you bring your Cervelo P5 in to the shop so we can perform the check, but if you do it yourself, here's what you need to know.
The recalled 3T Aduros were manufactured between January 2012 and July 2012. Serial numbers for the handlebars are on a label inside the base bar under the stem cap on the rear wall.
The serial number is the seven-digit number following “FM78-Basebar-.” The manufacture date code is the first four digits of the serial number in the MMYY format. Date codes for the defective handlebars range from 1201 to 1207. Note that Cervelo P5 bicycles which have already been inspected and passed at retailers are distinguished by a green sticker with an “é” on the underside of the Aduro base bars.
If you have one of the recalled 3T Aduro handlebars on your Cervelo P5 bicycle, please stop riding your bicycle immediately and return it to us. The recalled handlebars will be replaced free of charge with a modified set of 3T Aduro aero handlebars installed with the high or low mount.
Note that if you also purchased the ultra-low mount, you can receive a full refund for the ultra-low mount and a free modified Aduro aero base bar for use with the originally purchased low mount or replacement of the Aduro aero handlebars with 3T Mistral aero handlebars with a low-position mount, which places riders in a position similar to the Aduro ultra-low position mount.