A company based in the California city of Morgan Hill is recalling a series of bikes because of the potential threat posed to the safety of riders. If you’re a cycling enthusiast, then it’s important that you pay attention to the following recall directive.
Specialized Bike Components has announced the recall, which pertains to Crux, Secteur, and Tarmac SL4 bicycles with the word “Specialized” found on the frame. 2012 and 2013 units are affected, adding up to a total of around 12,200 recalled bikes. Each would have been sold across the country by an authorized dealer between July 2011 and this month. Depending on the model, they would have cost from $990 to $11,000.
The recall was necessitated once it was discovered that breakage could occur in the front fork’s steerer tube. If this were to occur, the cyclist could fall from the bicycle while in motion. Two such incidents have already become known, and one of those reportedly led the user to seek out treatment in the form of stitches to patch up lacerations. Facial injuries were also reported.
The bikes should not be ridden until such time that a dealer can provide an inspection and any requisite repairs. These will be conducted at no cost to the consumer.