Specialized Bicycles has issued a voluntary recall for a fork hazard on selected carbon models.
Description: The 2012 and 2013 model road bicycles and framesets come in various colors and have the brand name “Specialized” on the frame. The model name “Tarmac SL4,” “Crux” or “Secteur” is also located on the frame. The recall includes all models of the 2012 Tarmac SL4, 2013 Tarmac SL4, 2013 Crux and 2013 Secteur Disc. The model year and style names are on the sales documents. Complete details including pictures can be found on the company’s media release here.
Hazard: The steerer tube in the front fork can break, posing a fall hazard.
Incidents/Injuries: Two incidents were reported, one involving a fall with facial injuries and lacerations requiring stitches.
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the bicycles and take them to an authorized dealer for free inspection and, if needed, a free repair.
Consumer Contact: Specialized Bicycle Components toll-free at (877)808-8154 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or website at www.specialized.com for more information and click on Support and then Safety Notices.