Bikers beware! I have some bad news for all you riders out there!  Specialized Bicycle Components Inc. is voluntarily recalling approximately 12,000 Chinese made Globe model bicycles.  According to the company, “the front fork on the bicycles can break” due to a defective part on the bike.  This can lead to riders being unable to stop, crashing, and injuring themselves.

Product Information:

  • Manufacturing Company: Kinesis of China
  • Distributor: Specialized Bicycle Components Inc.
  • Model Dates: 2008 and 2009 models
  • Dates Bicycles Sold: From July 2007 - July 2012
  • Price: $550 and $1,100

Affected Models:

  • Globe Elite
  • Globe Sport
  • Globe Sport Disc
  • Globe Centrum Comp
  • Globe Centrum Elite
  • Globe City 6
  • Globe Vienna 3
  • Globe Vienna 3 Disc
  • Globe Vienna 4
  • Globe Vienna Deluxe 3
  • Globe Vienna Deluxe 4
  • Globe Vienna Deluxe 5
  • Globe Vienna Deluxe 6

Injuries To Date:

  • Facial fractures
  • Head injuries
  • Shoulder injuries
  • Cuts

Refund:

If you or a loved one has purchased any of the aforementioned Globe brand bicycles, it is important to stop riding the bicycle immediately.  Furthermore, if you bring the bicycle to an authorized retailer, they will install a replacement fork for free.

Additional Information:

For information on the bicycle recall, consumers can call Specialized Bicycle Components Inc. at 877-808-8154 or visit their website.  You may also contact The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) by calling (800) 638-2772 or visiting their website.

What to Do if You Have Been Affected by a Recalled Product

If you or a loved one has become injured as a result of these bicycles, you may be entitled to compensation.  It would be beneficial to speak to an attorney specializing in products liability.

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