Recalled Bicycles Have Defective Fork

bicycle-recall-specialized-200.jpgA bicycle distributor has recalled about 12,000 high-end bicycles because the front forks can break, posing a fall and injury hazard.

Specialized Bicycle Components, Inc. of Morgan Hill, California has recalled the bikes in cooperation with the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). The recalled bikes were manufactured by Kinesis of China. Specialized has received four reports of the front forks breaking. The front fork is the part of a bike which holds the front wheel up and allows the rider to steer. The four reports involved facial fractures, head and shoulder injuries and cuts.

The product recall spans a number of 2008 and 2009 men’s and women’s Global model bicycles. The models come in multiple colors and were sold nationwide at authorized Specialized retailers from July 2007 to July 2012. They sold for between $550 and $1,100. The recalled bikes include:

  • Globe Elite
  • Gloe Sport
  • Globe Sport Disc
  • Globe Centrum Comp
  • Globe Centrum Elite
  • Globe City 6
  • Globe Vienna 3
  • Globe Vienna 3 Disc
  • Globe Vienna 4
  • Globe Vienna Deluxe 3
  • Globe Vienna Deluxe 4
  • Globe Vienna Deluxe 5
  • Globe Vienna Deluxe 6

Consumers are advised to immediately stop using the defective bikes and return them to an authorized Specialized retailer for a free installation of a free replacement fork.

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