Recall: Specialized Bicycles
On 2012-09-25, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Specialized Bicycles due to a potential fall and injury hazard. This product sold new beginning in July 2007 for about $550 to $1100.
About 10,000 units are involved in this Kinesis bicycle recall. Instance(s) of severe injuries have been reported. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 20th recall of products in the Bicycles, Bikes & Accessories category in 2012.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 160 similar recalls,
involving about 2 million product units.
Company Contact Information:
Phone: (877) 808-8154
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What is the problem?
The front fork can break, posing fall and injury hazards to riders.
Instance(s) of severe injuries have been reported.
How can I tell if I own this product?
This recall involves some 2008 and 2009 models women's and men's Globe model bicycles. Recalled models include the Globe Elite, Globe Sport, Globe Sport Disc, Globe Centrum Comp, Globe Centrum Elite, Globe City 6, Globe Vienna 3, Globe Vienna 3 Disc, Globe Vienna 4, Globe Vienna Deluxe 3, Globe Vienna Deluxe 4, Globe Vienna Deluxe 5 and Globe Vienna Deluxe 6 bicycles. The bicycles were sold in various colors, including gun, silver, black, khaki, navy, bone, blue, charcoal, burgundy and gold. The brand name "Specialized" is on the lower frame tube and the model name is on various locations on the bicycle frame.
These items were sold new+ at Authorized Specialized retailers nationwide from July 2007 to July 2012 for between $550 and $1,100.
What should I do if I own this recalled product?
First, stop using the item.
Then, add the item to a free, private Items I Own account. This will enable you to easily access the CPSC and recalling company's remedy instructions as well as track your progress toward getting the item returned or fixed. Click "I Own THIS Item" to continue.
The CPSC provides the following remedy information:
Consumers should immediately stop riding these bicycles and return them to an authorized Specialized retailer for the free installation of a free replacement fork.
For additional information, contact Specialized toll-free at (877)808-8154 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or visit the company's website at http://www.specialized.com and click on Support/Safety Notices.
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
Specialized has received four reports of front forks breaking, resulting in facial fractures, head and shoulder injuries and cuts.
+WeMakeItSafer cautions consumers that recalled items may have been acquired at different locations, prices and times than specified in the CPSC recall announcement. This is especially true for items purchased in online marketplaces, resale shops or yard sales. More information may be available at CPSC.gov.
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