Specialized Bicycle Components recalls 12,000 Globe bikes for faulty part
Washington, DC, United States (4E) – Specialized Bicycle Components announced last Tuesday the recall of around 12,000 Globe bike models due to four reports of front forks breaking resulting in facial, head and shoulder injuries and advised riders to stop riding the bikes immediately.
A bicycle fork is the part holding the front wheel that allows the rider to steer the bicycle.
Consumer Product Safety Commission said that recalled bikes could include 2008 and 2009 women’s and men’s Globe models, and those sold from July 2007 through July of this year.
Recalled models include the Globe Elite, Globe Sport, Globe Sport Disc, Globe Centrum Comp, Globe Centrum Elite, Globe City 6, Globe Vienna 3, Globe Vienna 3 Disc, Globe Vienna 4, Globe Vienna Deluxe 3, Globe Vienna Deluxe 4, Globe Vienna Deluxe 5 and Globe Vienna Deluxe 6 bicycles.
The bicycles were sold in various colors, including gun, silver, black, khaki, navy, bone, blue, charcoal, burgundy and gold.
The brand name “Specialized” is on the lower frame tube and the model name is on various locations on the bicycle frame.
The company said riders can take the defective bicycles to any authorized Specialized retailer for no-cost installation of a free replacement fork.
The forks were manufactured in China by Kinesis.