Specialized Bicycle Components Recalls Bicycles Due to Serious Fall Hazard - Handlebar WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop us
Specialized Bicycle Components Recalls Bicycles Due to Serious Fall Hazard
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.
Name of Product: Specialized 2009 Model Bicycles
Units: About 14,000
Importer: Specialized Bicycle Components Inc., of Morgan Hill, Calif.
Hazard: The handlebars can break, posing a fall hazard to the rider.
Incidents/Injuries: Specialized has received two reports of the handlebar breaking during use, one of which caused a rider to suffer head trauma which resulted in unconsciousness and a puncture wound to the arm.
Description: This recall involves HL handlebars on the following 2009 Specialized bicycles: Cross Trail Comp, Myka HT Comp, Myka HT Elite, Rockhopper, Rockhopper Comp and Rockhopper Comp 29. The model number of the HL handlebar is ALR-13 NTFOV and is located underneath the right hand grip of the handlebar.
Sold by: Authorized dealers nationwide from June 2008 through February 2009 for between $640 and $1,050.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop riding these bicycles and contact a Specialized dealer for a free replacement handlebar.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, please contact Specialized toll-free at (877) 808-8154 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. MT Monday through Friday or visit the firmís web site at www.specialized.com
CPSC is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about it.
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