Specialized Bicycle Components Expands Recall of Bicycles Due to Fall Hazard

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.

Recall date: January 31, 2012
Recall number: 12096
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Recall Summary

Name of product:

2012 Bicycles with Advanced Group carbon forks


The brake component housed within the bicycle's carbon fork can disengage from the fork and allow the brake assembly to contact the wheel spokes while rotating, posing a fall hazard.

Consumer Contact:

For additional information, contact Specialized toll-free at (877) 808-8154 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or visit the company's website at www.specialized.com

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Recall Details


About 460 (About 14,200 were recalled in September 2011)


This recall involves the 2012 Tricross Sport and 2012 Tricross Comp model bicycles. The bicycles are various colors and have the brand name "Specialized" on the lower front frame tube. The model name "Tricross Sport" or "Tricross Comp" is on the top tube.




Consumers should immediately stop riding these bicycles and return them to an authorized Specialized retailer for a free repair or replacement carbon fork.

Sold at

Authorized Specialized retailers nationwide from June 2011 through November 2011 for between $1,250 to $2,000.


Advanced Group of Taiwan


Specialized Bicycle Components Inc., of Morgan Hill, Calif.

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