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Specialized Bicycle Components Recalls Aerobars Due to Fall Hazard Name of Product: Aerobars Bicycle Handlebars

Hazard: The bolt used to affix the aerobars to the bicycle can loosen, posing a fall hazard to the rider.

Remedy: Replace

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled aerobars and contact Specialized Bicycle Components to receive replacement extension mounting hardware.

Consumer Contact: Specialized Bicycle Components at (800) 722-4423 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, an authorized Specialized dealer or visit the firm’s website at www.specialized.com and click on “Safety Notices” for more information.

Units: About 8,300

Description: This recall involves carbon and alloy Aerobars sold individually and with model years 2012 through 2015 Specialized Shiv bicycles and model year 2013 Specialized Transition Apex bicycles. The carbon Aerobar was sold in black with a white Specialized logo on the top side of the handlebar, and the alloy model was sold in black with no markings.

Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received four reports of the Aerobars bolt loosening. No injuries have been reported.

Sold at: Authorized Specialized Bicycle dealers nationwide and online at www.specialized.com from November 2011 to February 2015 for between $200 and $575.

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

Manufactured in: Taiwan

Retailers: If you are a retailer of a recalled product you have a duty to notify your customers of a recall. If you can, email your clients or include the recall information in your next marketing communication to your clients. Post any Recall Poster at your stores and contact the manufacturer to determine how you will handle any recalls.

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