Recall date: April 18, 2012
Recall number: 12-151

Recall Summary

Name of product:
Bicycle Brake Levers
Hazard:
The adjuster cap and brake cable can slide out of position and make the brakes non-operational. This can cause a rider to lose control of the bicycle and crash.
Remedy:
Replace
Consumer Contact:

For more information and to find the nearest authorized Specialized Bicycle Components retailer, contact Specialized customer service between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday at (877) 808-8154 or visit the firm's website at www.specialized.com

Recall Details Report an Incident Involving this Product

Units:
About 600
Description:

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.

Description:

The recalled products are Tektro TL-83 brake levers. TL-83 levers are designed exclusively for use with aerodynamic handlebars (aerobars) sold as original equipment on 2010 and 2011 S-Works Shiv bicycle frame modules and 2012 S-Works Shiv TT bicycle frame modules. They are also sold as aftermarket service parts for these modules. The levers are modified versions of the TL-720 brake lever. They are black aluminum and have a quick release slot at the top of the lever arm. Model number "TL-720" can be read on the side of the lever arm when braking action is applied.

Incidents/Injuries:

Specialized is aware of one incident worldwide in which the rider lost the function of both brakes. The firm has received no reports of injury or property damage.

 
Remedy:

Consumers should immediately stop riding bicycle frame modules equipped with TL-83 brake levers and return the levers or modules to authorized Specialized Bicycle Components retailers for free replacement brake levers.

Sold At:

Authorized Specialized Bicycle Components retailers from April 2010 to February 2012. The bicycle frame modules sold for between $5,500 and $6,100. The brake levers sold for about $80 as service parts.

Importer(s):

Specialized Bicycle Components Inc., Morgan Hill, Calif.

Manufactured In:
China