Faulty mounting hardware on aero handlebars made for Specialized Bicycle Components has prompted a recall of 8,300 units.
The Morgan Hill-based bicycle maker says a bolt that attaches the aero handlebars to the bike can loosen, possibly causing a fall. The company said it has received four reports of bolts loosening, but no injuries.
Specialized and the Consumer Product Safety Commission urge owners to stop using the aerobars immediately, and contact Specialized for free replacement mounting hardware.
The aerobars were sold individually and as part of model years 2012 through 2015 Specialized Shiv bicycles and model year 2013 Specialized Transition Apex bicycles. The aerobars came in carbon and alloy; they were sold in black.
They were sold online and in dealers from November 2011 to February 2015.
For replacements, contact Specialized Bicycle Components at (800) 722-4423 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or go to the Specialized website and click on “Safety Notices.”
An authorized Specialized dealer can also help.
More information at the Consumer Product Safety Commission.