About 12,200 2012 and 2013 Specialized brand bicycles and framesets are being recalled due to an improperly manufactured assembly part. The steerer tube in the bicycle’s front fork can break while in use, causing a severe fall and injury hazard. The model name “Tarmac SL4,” “Crux” or “Secteaur” is located on the frame of the affected items.
This recall includes all models of the 2012 Tarmax SL4, 2013 Tarmac SL4, 2013 Crux, and 2013 Secteaur Disc bicycles that were manufactured and imported from Taiwan and China.
Two injuries have already been reported as a result of the defective equipment. One of these injuries required stitches and emergency medical attention for severe facial lacerations. It is imperative that if you own a bicycle with these defective parts that you stop riding it immediately to avoid serious and potentially life-threatening injuries.
Consumers are urged to immediately stop using these defective bicycles. If you are not sure of the exact year and model of the bike you own, you can refer to your sales documents or take the bike into a local bike distributer who should be able to advise you. Consumers can also call Specialized Bicycle Components toll-free at (877) 808-8154 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday. Free inspections and repairs are being offered by licensed distributors of these bicycles.
If you have been injured by one of these defective bicycles or any defective product, it is important you contact a skilled personal injury attorney right away.
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