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Specialized Bicycle recalls Tarmac SL7 bikes and framesets

The fork steerer tube can crack or break after harsh impact

Specialized Tarmac SL7
Photo source: CPSC
Specialized Bicycle Components of Morgan Hill, Calif., is recalling about 6,900 Specialized Tarmac SL7 bicycles and framesets.

The bicycle’s fork steerer tube can crack or break after a harsh impact, such as hitting a deep pothole or other stressful events. This can pose fall and injury hazards.

The company has received two reports of the bicycle’s steerer tube breaking after a harsh frontal impact. No injuries have been reported.

This recall involves Specialized Tarmac SL7 bicycles and framesets. “Tarmac” is written on the back of the bicycle’s seat tube. There is an integrated (hidden) cable routing through the bicycle’s headset.

“Specialized” or “SWORKS” are printed on the bicycle’s downtube.

The bikes and framesets, manufactured in China, were sold at authorized Specialized Bicycle Components retailers nationwide from July 2020, through August 2021, for between $3,300 and $15,000.

What to do

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled bicycles and contact Specialized Bicycle Components for a free inspection and repair.

Consumers may contact authorized Specialized retailers or Specialized Bicycle Components toll-free at (877) 808-8154 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. (MT) Monday through Friday, by email at ridercare@specialized.com, or online at www.specialized.com. Consumers can click on “Safety Notifications” at the bottom of the retailer's page for more information.

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