In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Health Canada, Specialized has voluntarily issued a safety recall on some of its Carbon and Aluminum (Alloy); Aerobars for both the U.S. and Canada.
The recall issue
The bolt used to affix the Aerobars to the bicycle can loosen, posing a fall hazard to the rider.
There were four reports of bolts loosening in the U.S. No injuries have been reported.
How to identify if you have this aerobar
This recall involves roughly 8,300 Aerobars in the U.S. and 738 in Canada. The Carbon version was sold in Black with a White "Specialized" logo on the top, while the Aluminum version was sold in Black with no markings.
They were sold individually for between $200 and $575, and also as part of model year 2012 through 2015 Specialized Shiv bicycles, and model year 2013 Specialized Transition Apex bicycles. They were sold at authorized Specialized dealers and on Specialized's website between November 2011 and February 2015.
Immediately stop using the recalled Aerobar and bring it in to our store or contact Specialized to receive replacement extension mounting hardware.
Specialized contact information
Call Specialized at 800-722-4423 from 9am to 5pm PT, Monday through Friday. You can also visit Specialized's Safety Notices page for more information.