|December 10, 2003
CPSC, Specialized Announce Recall of Brake Rotors On Mountain Bikes
The following product safety recall was conducted voluntarily by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. Consumers should stop using the product immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of Product: Specialized mountain bikes
Manufacturer: Specialized Bicycle Components Inc., Morgan Hill, Calif.
Hazard: During heavy braking, the brake tabs on the front forks could break off, possibly causing a loss of control and fall from the bicycle.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: These are 2004 S Works Enduro and 2004 Enduro Expert mountain bikes with 8-inch brake rotors in the front.
Sold At: Authorized Specialized retailers during September 2003 for between $2,390 and $4,880.
Manufactured In: Taiwan
Remedy: Specialized has agreed to replace the 8-inch brake rotors on these bikes with 6-inch rotors at no cost to the consumer. Consumers should stop riding these bikes and return them to an authorized retailer.
Consumer Contact: For more information, contact Specialized at (800) 432-4144 between 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. MT Monday through Friday.
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