Bike Friday Recalls Tikit Folding Bikes

A voluntary recall Due to Fall and Injury Hazards.

Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Tikit Folding Bicycles
Units: About 3,800
Manufacturer: Green Gear Cycling Inc., dba Bike Friday, of Eugene, Ore
Hazard: The tikit bike’s handlebar stem can break and cause the rider to lose control.
Incidents/Injuries: 6 reports of breaking handlebar stems
Description: This recall involves all models of tikit brand folding bicycles. The 16-inch wheel custom bicycles were sold in various colors. The Bike Friday tikit brand decal is affixed to the bike frame.
Sold by: Bike Friday direct and dealers nationwide from January 2007 through September 2012 for between $900 and $5,000.
Manufactured in: U.S.A.
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop riding the bicycle and and contact Bike Friday to schedule a free repair.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Bike Friday; (800) 777-0258, from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or visit BikeFriday.com (FAQs).

See pictures of the affected model at the CPSC recall announcement page here.

h/t: CPSC

Specialized “Globe” Bicycle Recall

A voluntary recall Due to Fall and Injury Hazards.

Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Bicycles
Units: About 12,000
Distributor: Specialized Bicycle Components Inc., of Morgan Hill, Calif.
Manufacturer: Kinesis, of China
Hazard: The front fork can break, posing fall and injury hazards to riders.
Incidents/Injuries: Specialized has received four reports of front forks breaking, resulting in facial fractures, head and shoulder injuries and cuts.
Description: This recall involves some 2008 and 2009 models women’s and men’s Globe model bicycles. Recalled models include the Globe Elite, Globe Sport, Globe Sport Disc, Globe Centrum Comp, Globe Centrum Elite, Globe City 6, Globe Vienna 3, Globe Vienna 3 Disc, Globe Vienna 4, Globe Vienna Deluxe 3, Globe Vienna Deluxe 4, Globe Vienna Deluxe 5 and Globe Vienna Deluxe 6 bicycles. The bicycles were sold in various colors, including gun, silver, black, khaki, navy, bone, blue, charcoal, burgundy and gold. The brand name “Specialized” is on the lower frame tube and the model name is on various locations on the bicycle frame.
Sold at: Authorized Specialized retailers nationwide from July 2007 to July 2012 for between $550 and $1,100.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop riding these bicycles and return them to an authorized Specialized retailer for the free installation of a free replacement fork.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Specialized toll-free at (877) 808-8154 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or visit the company’s website and click on Support/Safety Notices.

See pictures of all the affected models at the CPSC recall announcement page here.

h/t: CPSC

Specialized Expands Recall of Bike Brake Levers

Name of Product: Bicycle Brake Levers
Units: About 100 (about 600 of the 2010 and 2011 Shiv Modules and 2012 Shiv TT modules were recalled in April 2012).
Importer: Specialized Bicycle Components Inc., Morgan Hill, Calif.
Hazard: The adjuster cap and brake cable can slide out of position and make the brakes non-operational. This can cause a rider to lose control of the bicycle and crash.

Incidents/Injuries: Specialized is aware of one incident worldwide in which the rider lost the function of both brakes. The firm has received no reports of injury or property damage.

Description: This recall includes:

  • Tektro TL-83 brake levers sold on 2012 S-Works Shiv bicycle frame modules, 2012 S-Works Shiv TT bicycle frame modules, and sold as aftermarket service parts for these modules.

The TL-83 is a version of the TL-720 brake lever, modified with a quick release slot at the top of the lever arm and designed exclusively for use with aerodynamic handlebars (aerobars) sold as original equipment on these modules. They are black aluminum and model number “TL-720″ can be read on the side of the lever arm when braking action is applied.

Sold at: Authorized Specialized Bicycle Components retailers from May 2011 to June 2012. The bicycle frame modules sold for between $5,500 and $6,100. The brake levers sold for about $80 as service parts.
Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop riding modules equipped with TL-83 brake levers and return the levers or modules to an authorized Specialized Bicycle Components retailer for free replacement brake levers.

Consumer Contact: For more information and to find the nearest authorized Specialized Bicycle Components retailer, contact Specialized customer service between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday at (877) 808-8154 or visit the firm’s website .
Here are the affected Recall Items:

Tektro TL-83 brake lever

Tektro TL-83 brake lever

2012 S-Works Shiv Module

2012 S-Works Shiv Module

2012 S-Works Shiv TT Module

2012 S-Works Shiv TT Module

Shimano Recalls PRO VIBE Handlebars

Name of product: PRO VIBE Carbon bicycle handlebars
Units: About 67
Importer: Shimano American Corporation, of Irvine, Calif.
Manufacturer: Great Go Cycles Inc., of Taiwan
Hazard: The recalled handlebars can break during riding, posing a fall hazard.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: The recalled bicycle handlebars, intended for high-end road racing bikes, are compact and drop-shaped . The handlebars are sold separately and they have two labels with “Pro Vibe” logo directly printed on them. The model number appears on the bar code sticker on the packaging and serial numbers are printed on a label inside the tube of the handlebar. The recalled model numbers are: PRHA0099, PRHA0102, PRHA0103, PRHA0105 and PRHA0106. The affected serial codes are: JE028ZG, JE101ZG, JE106ZG, JF081ZG, JF102ZG, JG048ZG, JH006ZG and JH077ZG.

Sold by: Bicycle specialty stores and dealers nationwide from June 2011 through April 2012 for about $370.

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using bicycles with the recalled handlebars and contact Shimano for information about obtaining a free replacement from an authorized retailer in their area.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Shimano American Corporation at (800) 353-4719 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s website.

Recalled Handlebar

Recalled Handlebar and Serial$ Location