Consumers should stop riding bicycles that use the Specialized SW carbon stem with magnesium faceplate, the US Consumer Product Safety Commission warns.
The carbon stem, manufactured in Taiwan for Specialized Bicycles Components, has a magnesium faceplate that holds the handlebar in place. The faceplate can break, causing the handlebars to come off the bicycle.
About 2,700 bicycles using the carbon stems in question have been recalled. The bicycle models are S-Works Tarmac, Tarmac Pro, S-Works Roubaix, Roubaix Pro, Allez Pro and S-Works Transition.
The stems also were sold individually for about $160.
Owners of the bicycles should call Specialized at (877) 808-8154 between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. MT, Monday through Friday, or visit the company’s website. For more information, see the announcement at the US Consumer Protection Agency.