Specialized Bicycle Components of California, in cooperation with the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), has announced a voluntary recall of around 12,200 bicycles. The recalled bicycles, manufactured in Taiwan, pose a significant fall hazard after reports indicate the steerer tube in the front fork of the bike can break. One of the reported incidents involved a fall with facial injuries and lacerations requiring stitches.
Both 2012 and 2013 model road bicycles and frame sets come in various colors and have the brand name “Specialized” on the frame. The model name “Tarmac SL4,” “Crux” or “Secteur” will also be on the frame. All models of the 2012 Tarmac SL4, 2013 Tarmac SL4, 2013 Crux and 2013 Secteur Disc are included in this recall. Sales documents should indicate the model year and style of the bicycle.
Bicycles included in this recall were sold for between $990 to $11,000 and were sold by authorized Specialized dealers nationwide from July 2011 through January 2013.
If you currently own one of the Specialized bicycles included in this recall, immediately cease using the bicycle and take it to an authorized dealer for a free inspection and, if needed, a free repair.
To contact Specialized Bicycle Components, call toll-free at (877) 808-8154 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or visit the company website at www.specialized.com for more information. Click on Support and then Safety Notices.