July 20, 1999
Release # 99-145
(301) 504-0580 Ext. 1219
Specialized Bicycle Components Inc., Recall Road
Morgan Hill, CA (SafetyAlerts) - Specialized Bicycle
Components Inc., of Calif., is voluntarily recalling about 4,000 Specialized 1999
Allez and Allez Sport model bicycles. The handlebars on these bicycles can unexpectedly
come out of the stem during use. This can result in serious injuries to the rider.
Specialized received one report of a consumer
suffering serious injuries, including a concussion, when the handlebar pulled out of the
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
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 website.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
protects the public from the unreasonable risk of injury or death from 15,000 types of
consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. To report a dangerous product or a
product-related injury and for information on CPSC's fax-on-demand service, call CPSC's
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