Specialized Bicycle Components Recalls Bicycles Due to Fall Hazard

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 5, 2010
Release #10-219
Firm's Recall Hotline: (877) 808-8154
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Specialized Bicycle Components Recalls Bicycles Due to Fall Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C. - 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. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: 2010 26” Epic and 26” Era Bicycles

Units: About 1,350

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

Hazard: The shock absorber mount can break and the shock absorber can make contact with the wheel spokes, posing a fall hazard to the rider.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: This recall involves alloy seat stays on the following 2010 Specialized 26” Era and 26” Epic bicycles: 2010 Epic Marathon Carbon, 2010 Epic Marathon Frame, 2010 Epic Expert Carbon, 2010 Epic Expert, 2010 Epic Comp Carbon, 2010 Epic Comp, 2010 Era FSR Expert Carb, 2010 Era FSR Expert and 2010 Era FSR Comp.

Sold by: Authorized dealers nationwide from September 2009 through October 2009 for between $2,000 through $5,500.

Manufactured in: Taiwan

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop riding these bicycles and contact a Specialized dealer for a free repair.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Specialized toll-free at (877) 808-8154 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. MT Monday through Friday or visit the firm’s web site at www.specialized.com

Picture of Recalled Alloy Seat Stay

Recalled Alloy Seat Stay

Seat Stay - Cracked Mount

Recalled Alloy Seat Stay - Cracked Mount

2010 Epic Marathon Carbon 2010 Epic Expert Carbon 2010 Epic Marathon Frame
2010 Epic Marathon Carbon 2010 Epic Expert Carbon 2010 Epic Marathon Frame
2010 Epic Expert 2010 Epic Comp Carbon 2010 Epic Comp
2010 Epic Expert 2010 Epic Comp Carbon 2010 Epic Comp
2010 Era FSR Expert Caron 2010 Era FSR Expert 2010 Era FSR Comp
2010 Era FSR Expert Carbon 2010 Era FSR Expert 2010 Era FSR Comp