In conjunction with the United States Consumer Product Safety Comission, Specialized is announcing a corrective action for the following models:
1999 Allez A1
1999 Allez A1 Sport
Following up on reports from the field, Specialized has determined that these models of bicycles use a handlebar and stem combination that can fail without notice. This problem could result in a loss of rider control causing the rider to fall and/or serious injury. This corrective action is being conducted in order to avoid potential serious injury to bicycle riders. There has been at least one incident, which resulted in serious injury to the rider.
If you own one of these bicycles or are concerned that your bicycle might be one of these bicycles, please stop riding your bicycle immediately! Bring your bicycle into your local authorized Specialized dealer for an inspection and possible replacement of the stem and/or handlebar.
you have any questions, please call Specialized at 1-800-214-1468
|Office of Information and Public Affairs||Washington, DC 20207|
|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE||CONTACT: Yolanda Fultz-Morris|
|July 20, 1999||(301) 504-0580 Ext. 1219|
|Release # 99-145|
PRODUCT: Road Bicycles - Specialized Bicycle Components Inc., of Morgan Hill, Calif., is voluntarily recalling about 4,000 Specialized 1999 Allez and Allez Sport model bicycles. The model "Allez" bicycles are blue and the model "Allez Sport" bicycles are orange. These bikes were sold through authorized Specialized dealers from October 1998 through June 1999 for between $1,000 and $2,000.
PROBLEM: The handlebars on these bicycles can unexpectantly come out of the stem during use. This can result in serious injuries to the rider.
INCIDENTS/INJURIES: Specialized received one report of a consumer suffering serious injuries, including a concussion, when the handlebar pulled out of the handlebar stem.
WHAT TO DO: Consumers should stop riding these bicycles immediately
and take them to an authorized Specialized dealer for a free inspection
and replacement of the handlebar stem if needed, and a free inspection
and replacement, if necessary, of the handlebars. For more information,
call Specialized at (800) 214-1468 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. PDT Monday
through Friday, or go to their web