In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), the U.S. distributor of Look cycling products, Veltec Sports, Inc. is voluntarily recalling Look Ergopost 3 seatposts. No injuries have been reported, but Veltec has received reports that the aluminum crown of the seatpost can fail as a result of metal fatigue, which may cause the bicycle seat to dislodge and result in a rider losing control or falling. This recall is being conducted to prevent the possibility of injuries from this mechanism.
Look Ergopost 3 seatposts were manufactured by Look Cycle International for adult road racing bicycles. They feature a composite carbon-fiber post, an aluminum crown and seat bracket, and titanium fasteners. The aluminum crown may be either silver or black. All sizes of the Look Ergopost 3 seatposts are covered by this recall, but no other Look seatposts or other products are involved.
Look Ergopost 3 bicycle seatposts were sold nationwide by specialty bicycle retailers between September 2000 and February 2002. The suggested retail price is $210.
Consumers should stop using Look Ergopost 3 seatposts immediately and arrange to return them for a purchase price refund. Products may be returned to us if the post was purchased here, the authorized Look Cycle retailer from whom they were purchased, or call Veltec Sports at (800) 991-0070 for information on how to return the seatposts directly to Veltec Sports.