The Safety Center here at my work usually posts recalled items that are out on the market. This particular item caught my eye and thought that it might be useful.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 22, 2006
Firm’s Recall Hotline: (877) 808-8154
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
Specialized Bicycle Components Inc. 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.
Name of Product: Bicycles with SW Carbon Stem with Magnesium Faceplate
Units: About 2,700
Manufacturer: Specialized Bicycle Components Inc., of Morgan Hill, Calif.
Hazard: The bicycle’s stem has a magnesium faceplate that holds the handlebar in place. The faceplates on the recalled stems can crack allowing the handlebar to break off the bicycle, posing a serious fall hazard.
Incidents/Injuries: Specialized has received five reports of the magnesium faceplate exhibiting cracks. No injuries have been reported.
Description and Models: The SW Carbon Stem with Magnesium Faceplate is black with the words “S-Works” and “Magnesium Faceplate” printed on it. The stems were included as original equipment on the following 2006 bicycles models: S-Works Tarmac, Tarmac Pro, S-Works Roubaix, Roubaix Pro, Allez Pro and S-Works Transition. It was also sold as an after market item under the name S-Works Advanced Composite Mag Road Stem.
Sold at: Authorized Specialized retailers from June 2005 through April 2006 as original equipment of the bicycle models referenced above or as an after market item for about $160.
Manufactured In: Taiwan
Remedy: Consumers should stop riding the bicycles that have the recalled stems immediately and take them to an authorized Specialized retailer for a free replacement faceplate.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, call Specialized at (877) 808-8154 between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. MT, Monday through Friday, or visit the company’s Web site at www.Specialized.com