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Specialized Recalls Bicycles with Steerer Tube Collars Due to Fall and Injury Hazards

NOTE: This recall was previously announced independently on January 9, 2019 by the firm due to the government furlough.

  • Specialized bicycle  (Black Ruby Elite)
  • Steerer tube collar
Name of Product:
Specialized Roubaix, Ruby, Diverge, and Sirrus Bicycles with steerer tube collars
Hazard:

The bicycle’s steerer tube collar can crack if exposed to corrosion resulting in sudden loss of steering control, posing fall and injury hazards to the rider.

Remedy:
Repair
Recall Date:
April 11, 2019
Units:
About 63,000
Consumer Contact

Specialized Bicycle Components toll-free at 877-808-8154 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, email ridercare@specialized.com or online at www.specialized.com and click on “Safety Notices” or contact an Authorized Specialized Retailer for more information.

Recall Details

Description:

This recall involves select Specialized Roubaix, Ruby, Diverge and Sirrus bicycles equipped with a Future Shock from the 2017 through 2019 model years. The bikes come in a variety of colors and include S-works, Pro, Expert, Comp, Elite, E5 Comp, Sport and Base models. An S-works or Specialized decal can be found on the downtube.

Remedy:

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled bicycles and contact an Authorized Specialized Retailer for a free repair of the steerer tube collar.

Incidents/Injuries:

The firm has received two reports involving cracking in the steerer tube collar. No injuries have been reported.

Sold At

Authorized Specialized Retailers nationwide from July 2016 through January 2019 for between $1,650 and $11,500.

Manufactured In:
Taiwan
Importer(s):

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

Recall number:
19-104
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