|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 25, 2002
Release # 02-147
|Specialized Recall Hotline: (800) 214-1468
CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: Kim Dulic, (301) 504-7058
CPSC, Specialized Bicycle Components Inc. Announce Recall of Bicycles
WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Specialized Bicycle Components Inc., of Morgan Hill, Calif., is voluntarily recalling about 2,200 bicycles. The rear seatstays, the tube behind the seat that connects the rear axle to the rear shock, can break, possibly causing the rider to lose control and crash.
Specialized Bicycles has received 39 reports of the seatstays on these bicycles breaking. No injuries have been reported.
The recall involves model year 2002 Enduro-brand bicycles. The Enduro Pro FSR is silver; the Enduro Expert FSR is black; the Enduro Comp FSR is yellow; and the Enduro FSR is blue. The model name of the bicycles is located on the top tube and the brand name is located on the down tube.
Authorized Specialized dealers nationwide sold these bicycles from September 2001 through February 2002 for between $1,650 and $2,750.
Consumers should stop riding these bicycles immediately, and return them to their local Specialized dealer for a new rear seatstay, which will be installed at no charge. For more information, call Specialized at (800) 214-1468 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday
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