PhotoFocus Bicycles USA of Carlsbad, Calif., is recalling about 80 Focus Spine bicycles.


The bicycle seatstay or linkage component parts used to connect the seat tube and rear axle dropouts can be incorrectly sized which can cause the frame to collapse, posing a fall hazard to the rider.


The firm has received one report of an incident in Switzerland. No injuries have been reported.


This recall involves four models of 2016 Focus Spine mountain bicycles. The Spine C (carbon) 0.0, Factory, Pro and SL were sold in three colors: black/white, grey/orange and green/light green/yellow. “Focus” is printed on the bicycle’s down tube and “Spine” is printed on the top tube.


The bicycles, manufactured in Germany, were sold at independent specialty bicycle stores nationwide from October 2015, through April 2016, for between $4,000 and $8,000.


What to do


Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled bicycles and contact Focus Bicycles to schedule a free inspection and repair.


Consumers may contact Focus Bicycles toll-free at 877-753-4480 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (PT) Monday through Friday, or online at and click on “Spine Recall” for more information.


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