In a news release, Specialized Bicycle Components Inc, in conjunction with and in accordance with the standards and regulations of the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), announced the voluntary safety recall of their Bicycle Brake Levers due to an issue that increases the risk of a crash to consumers.
This recall affects approximately 600 units of the bicycle brake levers that were available through authorized Specialized Bicycle Components retailers from April 2010 through February 2012. The recall was initiated after the company learned that the adjuster cap and brake cable could potentially slide out of position, resulting in braking failure. This could possibly result in a loss of control for the rider and lead to a crash. The recall applies to the Tektro TL-83 brake levers, which were designed for use exclusively with aerodynamic handlebars and sold as original equipment on 2010 and 2011 S-Works Shiv and 2012 S-Works Shiv TT bicycle frame modules. The company is aware of a single incident where the rider lost function in both brakes; however there have been no reports of injury to date.
Consumers are being urged to stop riding bicycles equipped with the recalled brake levers and to return the bicycles to authorized dealers to receive free replacement brake levers.
As a Harrisburg personal injury lawyer, I’ve witnessed this sort of recall several times over the course of my career and I understand the devastating injuries that can come of the use of defective products. If you’ve sustained an injury through the normal use of a defective product, consult a Lancaster personal injury attorney to learn more about your legal rights as they pertain to the situation.Tweet