June 9, 1998
Release # 98-123
|CPSC: Nicolette Humphries
(301) 504-0580 Ext. 1185
CPSC, Specialized Bicycle Components Inc.
Announce Recall to Repair Bicycle Chains
Washington, D.C. -
In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Specialized
Bicycle Components Inc., of Morgan Hill, Calif., is recalling about 2,500 Specialized
bicycles to repair their chains. The chains on these bicycles were produced with a
malfunctioning chain assembly tool. These chains can break during use, which could result
in loss of control, causing the rider to fall and be injured.
Specialized has received 10 reports of chains breaking. No injuries have been reported.
The recalled chains were sold on the following 1998 model year Specialized bicycles:
Stumpjumper M2, Stumpjumper M2 Comp, Stumpjumper M2 Pro, S-Works M2, Ground Control FSR
Elite, Ground Control FSR Pro, and Ground Control FSR Limited.
Specialized Bicycle-authorized dealers nationwide sold these bicycles from January 1998
through May 1998 for $500 to $3,000, depending on the model.
Consumers with recalled bicycles should go to the store where the bicycle was purchased
for a free chain replacement. For additional information concerning this recall, consumers
should call Specialized at (800) 214-1467 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. PDT Monday through
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