Specialized Bicycle Components, a manufacturer of bicycle gear and equipment, recently recalled about 8,300 of its "Aerobars Bicycle Handlebars" due to a fall hazard.
A defective bolt has prompted Specialized Bicycle Components to recall one of its handlebar products. The manufacturer says that the bolt that attaches the Aerobar Bicycle Handlebars to the bicycle can loosen, posing a fall hazard to the rider. The recall affects more than 8,000 handlebars manufactured from 2012 to 2015.
The product name is "Aerobars Bicycle Handlebars" sold in both carbon and alloy. These were sold both individually and pre-affixed to bicycles such as:
- Specialized Shiv bicycles
- Specialized Transition Apex bicycles
While the manufacturer said they have not received any reported injuries in conjunction with the flaw, they had received four reports of the bolt loosening on this particular type of handlebar. Specialized Bicycle Components is urging anyone who purchased these handlebars or a bicycle with these handlebars to stop using them immediately and contact the company for replacement parts.
This recall was issued March 26, 2015.
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