Approximately 12,000 bicycles are being recalled from Specialized Bicycle Components Inc. because a part can possibly break off, leading riders to fall off and get hurt.
The company stated that the front fork on the bicycles can break, which has already led to four reports of this happening, resulting in head and shoulder injuries, facial fractures and cuts.
The bicycles that are being recalled were sold from July 2007 through July 2012.
The models being recalled include: 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.
Consumers are urged to stop using the bicycles immediately and to bring them to an authorized retailer. A free installation of the replacement front fork can be given. For more information, visit www.specialized.com or call 877-808-8154.
Snyder and Wenner, P.C.