Chromag Bicycle Stems Recalled by Riser Holdings Due to Fall and Injury Hazards

Recall Date: April 26, 2017

Recall Number: 17-140                                                  

Recall Summary

Name of Product: Chromag bicycle stems

Hazard: The clamping bolts that secure the stem to the fork steerer and/or the handlebars can break, posing fall and injury hazards to riders.

Remedy:  Replace

Consumer Contact: Chromag Bikes at 800-380-4102 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT Monday through Thursday, email or online at and click on Stem Bolt Recall at the top of the page for more information.

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Recall Details

Units: About 100

Description: This recall involves Chromag bicycle stems used to clamp the fork steerer and/or handlebars. The recalled stems include models BZA, Director, HiFi and Ranger. Only stems  with a “Z” marked inside the bolt head are included in this recall. “Chromag” and the model name are printed on the stems.  The stems were sold separately from bicycles. Bolts used in the stems are 6 mm in diameter and 20 mm in length. The stems were sold in various colors including black, red, blue, gold, purple and silver.

Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received three reports of the clamping bolts breaking. No injuries have been reported.

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using bicycles with the recalled stems and contact Chromag for free replacement bolts for the stem.

Sold at: Arts Cyclery, Beatchwood Cycles, Beat Cycles, Breadwinner Cycles, Blazin Saddles, Harpers, Quality Bicycle Products, The Bike Hub and Squatch Cycles nationwide or online at from November 2016 through March 2017 for about $120 for the stem.

Importer: Riser Holdings Ltd., of Canada, dba Chromag Bikes

Manufactured in: Taiwan and Canada