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Old 09-25-12, 06:06 PM
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Specialized Recall

https://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml12/12281.html


Posted in commuter section as well. As I first saw this on a news site I thought it was a big deal and people should be alerted. When I went to the Specialized web site to verify I saw that over the years there have been several recalls. When I checked on other manufacturers sites - same thing.

This comes as a suprise to me and I guess the moral of the story is if you have a bike that you did not buy from a dealer, you should check on the manufacturers web site from time to time to make sure there have been no recalls. (I'm assuming that if you bought from a dealer they will track you down provided you live in the same place you did when you purchased - but I don't know that - to be safe check anyway)

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Old 09-25-12, 07:15 PM
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Hazard: The front fork can break, posing fall and injury hazards to riders.
Incidents/Injuries: Specialized has received four reports of front forks breaking, resulting in facial fractures, head and shoulder injuries and cuts.
Description: This recall involves some 2008 and 2009 models women's and men's Globe model bicycles. Recalled models include the 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 and Globe Vienna Deluxe 6 bicycles. The bicycles were sold in various colors, including gun, silver, black, khaki, navy, bone, blue, charcoal, burgundy and gold. The brand name "Specialized" is on the lower frame tube and the model name is on various locations on the bicycle frame.
Sold at: Authorized Specialized retailers nationwide from July 2007 to July 2012 for between $550 and $1,100.
Manufactured in: China
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Old 09-25-12, 07:16 PM
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This sounds painful and serious. Thank you for posting the information.
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Old 09-25-12, 07:23 PM
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For future reference, go to News & Announcements-> Recall Announcements. BF has a dedicated sub forum for recalls. https://www.bikeforums.net/forumdispl...-Announcements

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Old 09-25-12, 08:31 PM
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I could totally go for one of those Globe Vienna Deluxe 3 and above. And this recall should bring their prices down, at least momentarily...
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Thanks!
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