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Specialized Bicycle Components Recalls Bicycles Due to Fall and Injury Hazards

  • 2008 Globe Elite
  • 2008 Globe Elite Women's
  • 2008 Globe Sport
  • 2008 Globe Sport Women's
  • 2008 Globe Sport Disc
  • 2008 Globe Centrum Comp
  • 2008 Globe Centrum Elite
  • 2008 Globe City 6
  • 2009 Globe Vienna 3
  • 2009 Globe Vienna 3 Women's
  • 2009 Globe Vienna 3 Disc
  • 2009 Globe Vienna 4
  • Globe Vienna 4 Women's
  • 2009 Globe Vienna Deluxe 3
  • 2009 Globe Vienna Deluxe 4
  • 2009 Globe Vienna Deluxe 4 Women's
  • 2009 Globe Vienna Deluxe 5
  • 2009 Globe Vienna Deluxe 6
Name of Product:
Bicycles
Hazard:
The front fork can break, posing fall and injury hazards to riders.
Remedy:
Replace
Recall Date:
September 25, 2012
Units:
About 12,000
Consumer Contact

For additional information, contact Specialized toll-free at (877) 808-8154 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or visit the company's website at http://www.specialized.com and click on Support/Safety Notices.

Recall Details

Description:

This recall involves some 2008 and 2009 models women's and men's Globe model bicycles. Recalled models include the Globe Elite, Globe Sport, Globe Sport Disc, Globe Centrum Comp, Globe Centrum Elite, Globe City 6, Globe Vienna 3, Globe Vienna 3 Disc, Globe Vienna 4, Globe Vienna Deluxe 3, Globe Vienna Deluxe 4, Globe Vienna Deluxe 5 and Globe Vienna Deluxe 6 bicycles. The bicycles were sold in various colors, including gun, silver, black, khaki, navy, bone, blue, charcoal, burgundy and gold. The brand name "Specialized" is on the lower frame tube and the model name is on various locations on the bicycle frame.

Remedy:

Consumers should immediately stop riding these bicycles and return them to an authorized Specialized retailer for the free installation of a free replacement fork.

Incidents/Injuries:

Specialized has received four reports of front forks breaking, resulting in facial fractures, head and shoulder injuries and cuts.

Sold At:
Authorized Specialized retailers nationwide from July 2007 to July 2012 for between $550 and $1,100.
Manufacturer(s):
Kinesis, of China
Distributor(s):
Specialized Bicycle Components Inc., of Morgan Hill, Calif.
Manufactured In:
China
Recall number:
12-281
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