Specialized Bicycle Components Recalls Bicycles Due to Fall Hazard

The steerer tube on the 2012 and 2013 model road bikes and framesets can break.

Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Recall date: Tháng Giêng 25, 2013
Recall number: 13-102
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    2012 Tarmac SL4 Pro Mid Compact

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    2012 Tarmac SL4 Pro UI2 Mid Compact

  • 2013 S-Works Tarmac SL4 SRAM Red.

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    2013 S-Works Tarmac SL4 SRAM Red.

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Recall Summary

Name of product:

Bicycles and frame sets

Hazard:

The steerer tube in the front fork can break, posing a fall hazard.

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.

Report an Incident Involving this Product

Recall Details

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.

Remedy

Consumers should immediately stop using the bicycles and take them to an authorized dealer for free inspection and, if needed, a free repair.

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

Manufactured in

Taiwan

  • 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 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