Idaho-based SCOTT-USA is recalling about 2,000 bicycles after a report that a faulty steerer tube in the front fork can break. The 2014 SCOTT Speedster 30 and 40 and Contessa Speedster 25 and 35 road bikes are subject to the recall.
SCOTT and the US Consumer Protection Safety Commission are advising owners to stop riding the bikes. The bikes can be returned to authorized SCOTT dealers where owners can get a free replacement fork and have it installed at no cost.
The bike maker took action after the report of a broken fork; no injuries were reported. The bikes were manufactured in Cambodia and sold from August 2013 to May 2014 for $1,000 to $1,300.
The bike models in the recall have an Aero Carbon fork. The bikes have the following range of serial numbers (visible on a white sticker on the underside of the frame near the pedals): AS30500001–AS30504930, AS30700001–AS30704651, AS30900001–AS30903278, AS31100001–AS31103744 and AS40101604–AS40105463.
More information at the USCPSC or at http://www.scott-sports.com/us/en/support/safety_and_recalls/ . Also, consumers can call toll-free at 888-607-8365 ext. 2012 from 8 to 6 (CT) Monday through Friday, or email email@example.com.