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.
Name of Product: 2004 Roubaix Comp Roubaix Pro bicycles
Units: About 3,000
Importer: Specialized Bicycle Components Inc., of Morgan Hill, Calif.
Hazard: The cable stop on the bicycle can loosen, which can cause the rider to lose control and fall from the bike.
Incidents/Injuries: Specialized received reports of two falls that resulted in fractures requiring medical attention and surgery.
Description: The recalled bicycles are as follows: 2004 Roubaix Comp 18, 2004 Roubaix Comp 27, 2004 Roubaix Pro 18, and 2004 Roubaix Pro frameset models. Only bicycles with a single rivet fastening the cable stop to the frame are subject to recall. The cable stop is attached through bonding materials and a single rivet mounted at the front of the bicycle. The cables pass through eyelets in the cable stop on the down tube. Bicycles with a double rivet fastening the cable stop to the frame are not subject to recall. The model names of the recalled bicycles can be found on the top tube of the bicycles.
Sold by: Specialized authorized dealers nationwide from September 2003 through August 2004 for between $1,600 and $4,000.
Manufactured in: Taiwan
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using their bicycle and return their bicycle to a Specialized authorized dealer for an approved repair, at no cost to consumer.
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 firmís Web site at www.specialized.com