Specialized Bicycle Components Recalls Bicycles Due to Fall Hazard

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 22, 2011
Release #11-330
Firm's Recall Hotline: (877) 808-8154
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Note: This recall has been expanded

Specialized Bicycle Components Recalls Bicycles Due to Fall Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Bicycles with Advanced Group carbon forks

Units: About 14,200

Distributor: Specialized Bicycle Components Inc., of Morgan Hill, Calif.

Manufacturer: Advanced Group, of Taiwan

Hazard: 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.

Incidents/Injuries: The company has received two reports of the brake component disengaging from the carbon fork. No injuries have been reported.

Description: 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.

Sold at: Authorized Specialized Retailers nationwide from June 2010 through August 2011 for between $700 and $2,000.

Manufactured in: Taiwan

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop riding these bicycles and return them to an authorized Specialized retailer for a free repair or replacement carbon fork.

Consumer Contact: 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

Picture of Advanced Group Carbon Fork

Advanced Group Carbon Fork

Picture of Broken Fork

Broken Fork

Picture of Recalled 2011 Sirrus Expert Bicycle

2011 Sirrus Expert


Picture of Recalled 2011 Sirrus Comp Bicycle

2011 Sirrus Comp

Picture of Recalled 2011 Sirrus Elite Bicycle

2011 Sirrus Elite

 

Picture of Recalled 2011 Vita Expert Bicycle

2011 Vita Expert

Picture of Recalled 2011 Vita Comp Bicycle

2011 Vita Comp

Picture of Recalled 2011 Vita Elite Bicycle

2011 Vita Elite

Picture of Recalled 2011 Vita Elite Elite Step Thru Bicycle

2011 Vita Elite Step Thru

Picture of Recalled 2011 TriCross Sport Bicycle

2011 TriCross Sport

Picture of Recalled 2011 TriCross Bicycle

2011 TriCross

Picture of Recalled 2011 TriCross Comp Bicycle

2011 TriCross Comp