Specialized Bicycle Components Recalls Bicycles Due to Fall Hazard
WASHINGTON, Jan. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumers should stop using this product, which is being recalled voluntarily, unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of product: Bicycles and frame sets
Hazard: The steerer tube in the front fork can break, posing a fall hazard.
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the bicycles and take them to an authorized dealer for free inspection and, if needed, a free repair.
Consumer Contact: Specialized Bicycle Components toll-free at (877) 808-8154 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or website at www.specialized.com for more information and click on Support and then Safety Notices.
Photos are available at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml13/13102.html
Units: About 12,200
Description: The 2012 and 2013 model road bicycles and framesets come in various colors and have the brand name "Specialized" on the frame. The model name "Tarmac SL4," "Crux" or "Secteur" is also located on the frame. The recall includes all models of the 2012 Tarmac SL4, 2013 Tarmac SL4, 2013 Crux and 2013 Secteur Disc. The model year and style names are on the sales documents.
Incidents/Injuries: Two incidents were reported, one involving a fall with facial injuries and lacerations requiring stitches.
Sold at: Authorized Specialized dealers nationwide from July 2011 through January 2013 for between $990 to $11,000.
Importer: Specialized Bicycle Components Inc., of Morgan Hill, Calif.
Manufacturer: Topkey, of Taiwan for the forks; and Merida Industry Co. Ltd., of Taiwan for the bicycles
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about your experience with the product on SaferProducts.gov.
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SOURCE U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission