The recall involves about 5,550 bicycles in the U.S., 390 in Canada and 260 in Mexico. According to the official recall notice:
The fork on the bicycle can break and cause the rider to lose control, posing a crash hazard.”
Specialized Inc. has received 1 report of cracking in the fork. No crashes or injuries were reported.
The recall involves all model year 2018 Specialized Allez, Allez Sport, and Allez Elite road bicycles with an alloy frame and composite fork.
The brand-name “Specialized” is printed on the downtube, “Allez” is printed on the bottom of each fork leg and “FACT” is printed on the inside of the left fork leg.
The recall involves these Specialized bicycle models and colors:
|2018 Specialized Allez||Gloss Rocket Red/Tarmac Black combination, Satin Black/Charcoal Clean combination|
|2018 Specialized Allez Sport||Gloss Cosmic White/Satin Black combination, Satin Navy/Gloss Nordic Red combination|
|2018 Specialized Allez Elite||Gloss Light Blue/Rocket Red, Satin Black/White Clean|
They were sold at Specialized bike shops nationwide between July 2017 and December 2017 for $750 to $1,200.
Consumers should stop using the bicycles and contact Specialized for instructions on how to get a free installation of a new fork.
For more information, contact an Authorized Specialized Retailer directly or call Specialized toll-free at 877-808-8154, email email@example.com or online at www.specialized.com and click on “Safety Notices.”