Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Bicycle Recall By California Company Specialized Bicycle Components Inc.

Specialized Bicycle Components Inc, of Morgan Hill, California has issued a recall on approximately 14,200 bicycles and was manufactured by Advanced Group of Taiwan. The name of the bicycles being recalled was sold at Authorized Specialized Retailers between June 2010 and August 2011, ranging in price from $700 to $2000. The name is Bicycles with Advanced Group carbon forks.

The recall was issued after there were reports that the brake component disengaged from the carbon fork. There have been no reports of any Injuries, according to Specialized Bicycle Components Inc.

2011 Ten Models Recalled with Brand Name Specialized

The name Specialized will be found on the lower front frame tube and the model name will be located on the top tube.
  • Sirrus Expert
  • Sirrus Comp
  • Sirrus Elite
  • Vita Expert
  • Vita Comp
  • Vita Elite Step Thru
  • Tricross Sport
  • Tricross
  • Tricoss Comp
  • Fall Hazard
The hazard causing the recall of the bicycles is due to a brake component that is housed within the bicycle’s carbon fork that can disengage from the fork. This can allow the brake assembly to come in contact with the wheel spokes, while the bicycle is moving, which can cause a fall hazard.

Consumer Remedy

Owners of the bicycles should stop riding them immediately and return them to the authorized Specialized retailer. There will be a either a free repair or a replacement of the carbon fork. If additional information is necessary Specialized Components, Inc. can be contacted toll-free at 877-808-8154 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or by visiting the company’s website at www.specialized.com.

Injury Reports

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission requests that incidences or injuries be reported when directly related to the bicycle recall or another hazard that involves the same models of bicycles involved in the recall at 800-638-2772. Photos of the models of bicycles involved in the recall can be seen at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml11/11330.html
They would also like bicycle owners of these modes to tell them about their experience with this product at safeproducts.govThis has been a public service message from the car accident lawyer at Ehline Law Firm PC 633 W 5th St #2890, Los Angeles, CA 90071. 213.506.9642.

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