Specialized Bicycle Components, working with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, has issued a recall for several of its road bicycles and framesets. The 2012 and 2013 model road bicycles and framesets come in various colors and have the brand name "Specialized" on the frame.
The model name "Tarmac SL4," "Crux" or "Secteur" is also located on the frame.
The recall includes all models of the 2012 Tarmac SL4, 2013 Tarmac SL4, 2013 Crux and 2013 Secteur Disc. The model year and style names are on the sales documents.
The recall is because the steering tube in the front fork can break, posing a fall hazard. Two incidents were reported. One involved a fall causing facial injuries and lacerations and requiring stitches.
About 12,000 units were sold at authorized Specialized dealers nationwide from July 2011 through January 2013. The cost ranged from $990.00 - $11,000.00.
Pictures of the bicycles and framesets, plus more information on the manufacturer and importer, can be found at www.specialized.com. You'll need to click on the Support page (right top of page) and then on Safety Notices. The recall being discussed here is at the top of the list titled: 2012-2013 Tarmac SL4, CruX, Secreur Disc Forks.
You can also click on the Specialized.com link below
If you or your child owns one of these bikes or framesets stop using it and take it to an authorized dealer for a free inspection, repair or parts replacement.