CPSC, Specialized Announce Bike Brake, Handlebar Recall

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT: Media Relations

August 16, 1995

(301) 504-7908

Release # 95-155

 

CPSC, Specialized Announce Bike Brake, Handlebar Recall

WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Specialized Bicycle Components of Morgan Hill, Calif., is recalling 3,585 steel rigid forks on 1995 Stumpjumper mountain bikes and 52,868 handlebars on all models of 1994 Rockhopper mountain bikes. Specialized has received reports of handlebar and front brake failures, which could result in serious injury to bicycle riders.

In addition to recalling and replacing the rigid forks on 1995 Stumpjumpers, Specialized is recalling and replacing all YC-A125PB handlebars, which were originally equipped on the following 1994 Rockhopper models: Rockhopper, Rockhopper Sport, Rockhopper GX, Rockhopper FS, Rockhopper Comp, and Rockhopper Comp FS. Specialized has received over 10 reports of injuries associated with broken handlebars.

Authorized retailers sold mountain bikes with these recalled parts nationwide. Specialized is supplying authorized retailers with replacement parts for the rigid forks and handlebars.

Consumers with 1995 Stumpjumper mountain bikes or 1994 models of Rockhopper mountain bikes should stop using their bikes immediately and bring them back to their authorized dealer for an inspection and fork or handlebar replacement free-of-charge. Consumers with questions about this recall can call Specialized Bicycle Components toll-free at (800) 214-1467. Direct media inquiries to Reed Pike, Quality Control manager, at (408)779-6229 ext. 2576.