Control Tech Road Stem Recall Notice

September 20, 1994

Steve Richey
KHS, Inc.
1264 East Walnut St.
Carson, CA 90746
(310) 632-3773

RE:  Control Tech Road Stem Recall Notice

Dear:  Steve Richey,

We have become aware of a potential safety hazard with Control Tech Road Stems and
Control Tech A-Head Road Stems that could cause catastrophic failure and serious
injury.  Out of the approximately 28,000 Road stems shipped from 1992-1994,
six road stems have been returned to Control Tech with the handle bar clamp
detached from the remainder of the stem at the weld.  Additionally, Control Tech has
received two stems in which the bike owner has observed a crack in the weld at the
handle bar clamp.  Therefore, effectivelye immediately, we are conducting a
voluntary recall of all Control Tech Road and A-Head Road stems.

Until further notice,  Control Tech is requesting that you temporarily discontinue
all sales and shipments of road stems.  We also ask that you provide your customers
with  a copy of this notice and request that you temporarily discontinue sale of all
Control Tech road stems that have been in use, in order to ascertain the problem.

We thank you for your cooperation and apologize for any inconvenience that this may

This notice applies only to 26.0 mm bar clamp diameter road stems and does not
affect the Control Tech mountain bike stems.

This action is being conducted in conjunction with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety
Commission (CPSC), Washington, D.C.

Please call, if you have any questions or comments about this notice, at
(206) 395-0800.


John Karaus


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