Specialized Bicycle Components Canada, Inc. recalls Road Racing Bicycles

Starting date:
February 15, 2018
Posting date:
February 15, 2018
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Sports/Fitness
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Fall Hazard
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-65996

Joint recall with Health Canada, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (US CPSC), PROFECO and Specialized Bicycle Components Canada, Inc.

Affected products

All model year 2018 Specialized Allez (Base), Allez Sport, and Allez Elite
road racing bicycles

Product description

This recall involves all model year 2018 Specialized Allez (Base), Allez Sport, and Allez Elite road racing bicycles. The recalled bicycles have an alloy frame and composite fork. "Specialized" is written on the downtube, "Allez" is written on the bottom of each fork leg and "FACT" is written on the inside of the left fork leg.

The 2018 Specialized Allez models were available in the following colour combinations:
Model Colour Combination
2018 Specialized Allez Gloss Rocket Red/Tarmac Black
Satin Black/Charcoal Clean
2018 Specialized Allez Sport Satin Navy/Gloss Nordic Red
Gloss Cosmic White/Satin Black
2018 Specialized Allez Elite Satin Black/White Clean
Gloss Light Blue/Rocket Red

Hazard identified

The bicycle fork can break and cause the rider to lose control, posing an injury hazard.

As of February 6, 2018, Specialized has not received any reports of consumer incidents or injuries related to the use of 2018 Allez Bicycles in Canada. In the United States, the company has received one report of cracking in the fork. No injuries have been reported.

Number sold

Approximately 386 units were distributed in Canada, approximately 5,597 units were distributed in the United States and approximately 302 in Mexico.

Time period sold

The recalled products were sold from August 2017 to December 2017 in Canada, and from July 2017 to December 2017 in the United States.

Place of origin

Manufactured in Taiwan.

Companies

Distributor
Specialized Bicycle Components Canada, Inc.
Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue
Quebec
CANADA

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using the affected bicycles and return them to their nearest Authorized Specialized Retailer for a free replacement of the fork.

For more information, consumers can contact Specialized by telephone toll free at 1-800-465-8887, Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm EST, by email or visit the company's website.

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

Consumers may view the release by Mexico's Consumer Protection Federal Agency (PROFECO) on the Agency's website (in Spanish only).

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.