• Thu October 18 2001
  • Posted Oct 18, 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 catastrophically without warning. 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

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