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Specialized recalling 12,000 Globe model bicycles

Globe Elite, among bikes recalled

Specialized is warning consumers to stop riding Globe bicycles they might have bought over the past five years because the front fork steering tube can break.

The Morgan Hill, California-based company has received four reports of front forks breaking, causing face, head and shoulder injuries.

The Specialized 2008 and 2009 Globe bicycles use Kinesis aluminum …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2012/09/25/specialized-recalling-12000-globe-model-bicycles/

Store chain recalls 68,000 bikes sold in Upper Midwest; 3 other recalls

1 of 7 brands in Meijer Stores bike recall

It’s a little bit like Dave Stoller’s “Breaking Away” dad waking up from a nightmare screaming “Refund!? Refund!?” except in this case it’s “Recall!? Recall!?”

Seven bicycle brands — representing 68,000 children’s and adult bicycles — were recalled on Thursday by Meijer Stores located in Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois and Kentucky.

Other recalls include PRO …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2012/08/30/68000-bikes-sold-in-upper-midwest-recalled-3-other-recalls/

Recall: Tektro brake levers mounted on aerobars for Specialized

Tektrobrake

Specialized Bicycle Components is recalling 600 brake lever assemblies on aerobars that are faulty and can fail to stop the bicycle.

The US Consumer Protection Safety Commission is urging owners of any bicycles with the Tektro TL-83 brake levers to stop using them and contact dealers for a free replacement.

The Morgan Hill, Calif.-based bike …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2012/04/18/recall-tektro-brake-levers-mounted-on-aerobars-for-specialized/

Faulty suspension fork prompts recall for GT, Giant and Trek

SR Suntour Suspension fork

A faulty suspension fork manufactured by SR Suntour has sparked a recall of 17,000 GT, Giant and Trek mountain bikes that use the fork.

Owners should stop riding bicycles that are mounted with these forks. They can be returned to any GT, Giant or Trek retailer for free repair.

The fork’s internal support tubes can break, causing the rider to lose control. SR Suntour has received 12 such reports …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2012/04/12/faulty-suspension-fork-prompts-recall-for-gt-giant-and-trek/

Topeak child bike seat recall due to amputation hazard

Grab bar dangerMassachusetts-based Todson Inc. is recalling 40,000 Topeak Babyseat II Bicycle Carrier Seats because children can get their fingers caught in the grab bar hinge.

The US Consumer Product Safety Commission and Todson said two reports of near amputations have been filed about children whose fingertips were caught in the hinge mechanism.

Parents are urged to stop using the seats until they can install a free cover retrofit kit from Todson…

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2012/04/05/topeak-child-bike-seat-recall-due-to-amputation-hazard/

Bicycle brake cables recalled

A Maryland-based company is recalling 9,700 bicycle brake cables after learning they can slip out of the levers when used with Campagnolo-style brake systems.

W.L. Gore & Associates of Elkton says anyone with the Ride-On brand brake cables attached to Campagnolo brake systems should stop riding their bikes immediately and contact a dealer for free …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2012/03/06/bicycle-brake-cables-recalled/