CPSC, Specialized Bicycle Components Inc. Announce Recall to Repair Bicycle Chains

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 9, 1998
Release # 98-123
Company Phone Number: (800) 214-1467
CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: Ken Giles, (301) 504-7052

CPSC, Specialized Bicycle Components Inc. Announce Recall to Repair Bicycle Chains

Washington, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Specialized Bicycle Components Inc., of Morgan Hill, Calif., is recalling about 2,500 Specialized bicycles to repair their chains. The chains on these bicycles were produced with a malfunctioning chain assembly tool. These chains can break during use, which could result in loss of control, causing the rider to fall and be injured.

Specialized has received 10 reports of chains breaking. No injuries have been reported.

The recalled chains were sold on the following 1998 model year Specialized bicycles: Stumpjumper M2, Stumpjumper M2 Comp, Stumpjumper M2 Pro, S-Works M2, Ground Control FSR Elite, Ground Control FSR Pro, and Ground Control FSR Limited.

Specialized Bicycle-authorized dealers nationwide sold these bicycles from January 1998 through May 1998 for $500 to $3,000, depending on the model.

Consumers with recalled bicycles should go to the store where the bicycle was purchased for a free chain replacement. For additional information concerning this recall, consumers should call Specialized at (800) 214-1467 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. PDT Monday through Friday.
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