Recall: Specialized Bicycle Components Recalls Bicycles Due to Fall Hazard

January 25, 2013
Release #13-102
Firm's Recall Hotline: (877) 808-8154
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

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. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Bicycles and frame sets

Units: About 12,200

Importer: Specialized Bicycle Components Inc., of Morgan Hill, Calif.

Manufacturer: Topkey, of Taiwan for the forks; and Merida Industry Co. Ltd., of Taiwan for the bicycles

Hazard: The steerer tube in the front fork can break, posing a fall hazard.

Incidents/Injuries: Two incidents were reported, one involving a fall with facial injuries and lacerations requiring stitches.

Description: The 2012 and 2013 model road bicycles and framesets come in various colors and have the brand name "Specialized" on the frame. The model name "Tarmac SL4," "Crux" or "Secteur" is also located on the frame. The recall includes all models of the 2012 Tarmac SL4, 2013 Tarmac SL4, 2013 Crux and 2013 Secteur Disc. The model year and style names are on the sales documents.

Sold at: Authorized Specialized dealers nationwide from July 2011 through January 2013 for between $990 to $11,000.

Manufactured in: Taiwan

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the bicycles and take them to an authorized dealer for free inspection and, if needed, a free repair.

Consumer Contact: Specialized Bicycle Components toll-free at (877) 808-8154 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or website at for more information and click on Support and then Safety Notices.

2012 Tarmac SL4 Pro Mid Compact

2012 Tarmac SL4 Pro Red Mid Compact

2012 S-Works Tarmac SL4 DI2

2012 S-Works Tarmac SL4 SRAM New Red

2012 S-Works Tarmac SL4

2012 Tarmac SL4 Pro OSBB Frameset

2012 Tarmac SL4 Pro UI2 Mid Compact

2013 S-Works Tarmac SL4 SRAM Red

2013 Tarmac Pro SL4 OSBB Framset

2013 Tarmac SL4 Expert

2013 Tarmac SL4 Pro SRAM

2013 Tarmac SL4 Pro

2013 Crux Pro Carbon

2013 Crux Comp Carbon

2013 Crux Elite Disc Apex

2013 Crux Elite

2013 Crux Pro Carbon Disc OSBB Frameset

2013 S-Works Crux Carbon OSBB Frameset/b>

2013 Secteur Expert Disc Compact

2013 Secteur Sport Disc Compact