Recall: Specialized Bicycles and Frame Sets
On 2013-01-25, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Specialized Bicycles and Frame Sets due to a potential fall hazard. This product sold new beginning in July 2011 for about $990 to $11000.
About 10,000 units are involved in this Specialized 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 1st recall of products in the Bicycles, Bikes & Accessories category in 2013.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 140 similar recalls,
involving about 900,000 product units.
Company Contact Information:
Phone: (877) 808-8154
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What is the problem?
The steerer tube in the front fork can break, posing a fall hazard.
Instance(s) of severe injuries have been reported.
How can I tell if I own this product?
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, including:
2012 Tarmac SL4 Pro Mid Compact
2012 Tarmac SL4 Pro Red Mid Compact
2012 S-Works Tarmac SL4 DI2
2012 S-Works Tarmac SL4 SRAM New Red
2012 S-Works Tarmac SL4
2012 Tarmac SL4 Pro Mid Compact
2012 Tarmac SL4 Pro OSBB Frameset
2012 Tarmac SL4 Pro UI2 Mid Compact
2013 S-Works Tarmac SL4 SRAM Red
2013 Tarmac Pro SL4 OSBB Framset
2013 Tarmac SL4 Expert
2013 Tarmac SL4 Pro SRAM
2013 Tarmac SL4 Pro
2013 Crux Pro Carbon
2013 Crux Comp Carbon
2013 Crux Elite Disc Apex
2013 Crux Elite
2013 Crux Pro Carbon Disc OSBB Frameset
2013 S-Works Crux Carbon OSBB Frameset
2013 Secteur Expert Disc Compact
2013 Secteur Sport Disc Compact
The model year and style names are on the sales documents.
These items were sold new+ at Authorized Specialized dealers nationwide from July 2011 through January 2013 for between $990 to $11,000.
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 using the bicycles and take them to an authorized dealer for free inspection and, if needed, a free repair.
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.
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
Two incidents were reported, one involving a fall with facial injuries and lacerations requiring stitches.
+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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