Specialized Bicycle Components Inc. is voluntarily recalling approximately 12,200 bicycles.  According to The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), “the steerer tube in the front fork can break, posing a fall hazard.”  Here at LawInfo.com, we try to stay up to date with current product recalls in order to inform our readers about products that may harm them.  Below is some important information about the recalled bikes.

Product Information:

  • Manufacturer of the Forks: Topkey, of Taiwan
  • Manufacturer of the Bicycles: Merida Industry Co. Ltd., of Taiwan
  • Distributor: Specialized Bicycle Components Inc., of Morgan Hill, Calif.
  • Model Dates: 2012 and 2013 models
  • Dates Sold: From July 2011 through January 2013
  • Price of Product: Between $990 to $11,000

Affected Models:

The recall includes all models of the following bicycles:

  • 2012 Tarmac SL4
  • 2013 Tarmac SL4
  • 2013 Crux
  • 2013 Secteur Disc

To view pictures of the recalled Bikes, click here.

Injuries To Date:

  • 1 report of a fall with facial injuries
  • 1 report of lacerations requiring stitches

Refund:

If you or a loved one has purchased any of the aforementioned bicycles, it is important to stop riding the bicycle immediately.  Furthermore, if you bring the bicycle to an authorized retailer, they will inspect the bike and, if needed, repair the bike 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.  Consumers may also contact The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) by calling (800) 638-2772 or visiting their website.

What to Do if a Recalled Product Has Affected You:

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.  Most of the attorneys here at LawInfo.com offer free initial consultations.  It would be advantageous to at least discuss your case with an attorney to get some feedback.

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