Thursday, April 23, 2009

Specialized Announces Second Recall of Bikes

Specialized Bikes of California has announced the second recall of its bikes this week. Specialized has now announced the recall of approximately 3,000 Roubaix Comp and Roubaix Pro road bikes. The recall is due to the a potentially faulty cable stop on the bike which can loosen and, in turn, cause the rider to fall from the bike and sustain injuries.

According to the Consumer Products Safety Commission, the following bicycles are involved in this recall:

2004 Roubaix Comp 18, 2004 Roubaix Comp 27, 2004 Roubaix Pro 18, and 2004 Roubaix Pro frameset models. Only bicycles with a single rivet fastening the cable stop to the frame are subject to recall. The cable stop is attached through bonding materials and a single rivet mounted at the front of the bicycle. The cables pass through eyelets in the cable stop on the down tube. Bicycles with a double rivet fastening the cable stop to the frame are not subject to recall. The model names of the recalled bicycles can be found on the top tube of the bicycles.

Specialized asks riders to immediately stop using these bikes and bring them in for a free repair at an authorized Specialized dealer.

The first recall this week of Specialized bikes involved the handlebars on approximately 14,000 Specialized bikes sold in 2008 and 2009.

If you have been injured in a bicycling accident due to a faulty bicycle, you may have a product liability case against the manufacturer of the bicycle and/or the manufacturer of the bicycle components that broke.

Please contact Mike Keating at or 312-208-7702 to discuss your case. All initial consultations are done free of charge at at your convenience.