Recall Date: October 11, 2016
Recall Number: 17-008
Name of Product: Road bicycles
Hazard: The bicycles rear wheel can come out of the dropout causing fractures in the rear triangle; presenting an injury hazard to riders.
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled bicycles and contact an Authorized Specialized retailer for free installation of a new rear derailleur hanger and a safety inspection.
Consumer Contact: Specialized at 800-722-4423 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or online at www.specialized.com on Safety Notices for more information.
Photos available at: https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2017/Specialized-Recalls-Road-Bicycles
Units: About 1,000
Description: This recall involves 2016 Specialized S-Works Venge Vias and Venge Pro Vias road bicycles. They were sold in black, white, red and black, white and black and green and blue color combinations. An S-works or Specialized decal can be found on the downtube.
Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received seven reports of fractures in the bicycle’s rear triangle, including one report of a rider suffering a minor injury.
Sold at: Authorized Specialized Retailers from July 2015 through September 2016 for between $6,200 and $12,900.
Importer: Specialized Bicycle Components Inc. (Specialized), of Morgan Hill, Calif.
Manufactured in: China