Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Recall Alert: Specialized Recalls Brake Levers

Specialized Bicycle Components, Inc., the company that manufactures and distributes bikes and bike components under the "Specialized" brand, has announced a recall of 600 bicycle brake levers.  

This recall was done because the adjuster cap on the brake lever and the brake cable within it can slide out of position. When out of position the brake can't engage the cable and cause the brake to slow and stop the bicycle. Non-working brakes can obviously cause serious and dangerous problems for a bicyclist.

 The recalled products are Tektro TL-83 brake levers. TL-83 levers are designed exclusively for use with aerodynamic handlebars (aerobars) sold as original equipment on 2010 and 2011 S-Works Shiv bicycle frame modules and 2012 S-Works Shiv TT bicycle frame modules. The brake levers were also sold as aftermarket service parts for the Shiv modules. The levers are modified versions of the TL-720 brake lever. The brake levers are black aluminum and have a quick release slot at the top of the lever arm. Model number TL-720 can be read on the side of the lever arm when the lever is engaged.

If you have any questions regarding this post or an issue involving Illinois personal injury law, please contact Illinois Bicycle Attorney Mike Keating at 312-208-7702 or 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. All e-mails and phone calls are returned promptly. All initial consultations are confidential and free.