Focus Bicycles recalls Izalco Max Bicycles

Starting date:
December 17, 2015
Posting date:
December 17, 2015
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Fall Hazard
General Public
Identification number:

Joint recall with Health Canada, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (US CPSC) and Focus Bicycles USA Inc.

Affected products

Focus Izalco Max Bicycles

Product description

This recall involves all 2014-2015 Focus Izalco Max bicycles with Acros-brand upper headsets. The headsets are black with the word "Acros" printed in white on the upper headset.

Hazard identified

The headset could cause the carbon-fiber fork steer tube to crack, posing a fall hazard.

Neither Health Canada nor Focus Bicycles USA Inc. has received any reports of consumer incidents or injuries related to the use of these bicycles. The firm has received 11 reports of incidents, including one reported injury in France. No incidents were reported in the United States.

Number sold

Approximately 31 units were sold in Canada, and approximately 470 units were sold in the United States

Time period sold

The recalled bicycles were sold from January 2014 to August 2015 at independent bicycle retailers and online.

Place of origin

Manufactured in Taiwan and Germany.


Focus Bicycles USA, Inc.

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled bicycles and contact Focus Bicycles to schedule a repair.

For more information, consumers may contact Focus Bicycles USA Inc. toll free at 1-877-753-4480 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. PST, Monday through Friday. Consumers may also visit the company's website and click on "Izalco Max Recall" for more information.

Consumers may view the release by the US CPSC on the Commission's website.

Please note that the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act prohibits recalled products from being redistributed, sold or even given away in Canada.

Health Canada would like to remind Canadians to report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product or any other consumer product or cosmetic by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.

This recall is also posted on the OECD Global Portal on Product Recalls website. You can visit this site for more information on other international consumer product recalls.