Originally Posted by reptilezs
give it the ring test, should not sound dead
Well, it is an EC70 bar which means Carbon. I'm fairly sure it won't ring if you tap it.
hkboy313, I can't tell from the pictures, but it could be a crack in the white paint due to the carbon flexing underneath it, or it could be damage and/or a manufacturing defect in the carbon. If the bar does fail, it will usually happen when you are putting some force on it and you will likely crash. Not worth $160 in my opinion.
Have you contacted Easton for Warranty?
If you need to get the bike back on the road, I would buy another bar and work with Easton on this one.