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Specialized Bicycle Components Recalls Bicycles Due to Fall Hazard

  • 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 X2
  • 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 UI2
  • 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 Disk OSBB Frameset
  • 2013 S-Works Crux Carbon OSBB Frameset
  • 2013 Secteur Expert Disc
  • 2013 Secteur Sport Disc Compact
Name of Product:
Bicycles and frame sets
Hazard:

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

Remedy:
Replace
Recall Date:
January 25, 2013
Units:
About 12,200
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.

Recall Details

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.

Remedy:

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

Incidents/Injuries:

Two incidents were reported, one involving a fall with facial injuries and lacerations requiring stitches.

Sold At:
Authorized Specialized dealers nationwide from July 2011 through January 2013 for between $990 to $11,000.
Manufacturer(s):
Topkey, of Taiwan for the forks; and Merida Industry Co. Ltd., of Taiwan for the bicycles
Importer(s):

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

Manufactured In:
Taiwan
Recall number:
13-102
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