Recall: Specialized Bicycles with Advanced Group carbon forks
On 2011-09-22, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Specialized Bicycles with Advanced Group carbon forks due to a potential fall hazard. This product sold new beginning in June 2010 for about $700 to $2000.
About 10,000 units are involved in this Advanced Group bike recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 8th recall of products in the Bicycles, Bikes & Accessories category in 2011.
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 brake component housed within the bicycle's carbon fork can disengage from the fork and allow the brake assembly to contact the wheel spokes while rotating, posing a fall hazard.
How can I tell if I own this product?
This recall involves the following nine, 2011 model year bicycles with Advanced Group carbon forks: Sirrus Expert, Sirrus Comp, Sirrus Elite, Vita Expert, Vita Comp, Vita Elite, Vita Elite Step Thru, Tricross Sport, Tricross, and Tricross Comp. All bicycles have the brand name "Specialized" on the lower front frame tube. The model name is on the top tube.
UPDATE 01/31/2012: This recall was expanded to include additional bicycle forks in January 2012.
These items were sold new+ at Authorized Specialized Retailers nationwide from June 2010 through August 2011 for between $700 and $2,000.
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 riding these bicycles and return them to an authorized Specialized retailer for a free repair or replacement carbon fork.
For additional information, contact Specialized toll-free at (877)808-8154 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or visit the company's website at www.specialized.com
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
The company has received two reports of the brake component disengaging from the carbon fork. No injuries have been reported.
+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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