Specialized Tarmac SL7 Bicycles and Framesets

Tarmac SL7 bicycles, model Year 2020-2021 are Specialized-branded high
end, high performance composite racing bicycles, sold as a complete bicycle
and as a frameset option (frame, fork, headset components, stem, seatpost)

Alert Number: 2110-0240

Product Type: Hobby / Sports Equipment – Bicycle and Bicycle Frameset

Product Identifiers: All Tarmac SL7 bicycles are affected by this recall. If your bike is not on the list provided by the manufacturer then you are not affected by this recall. This list can be found under the heading “Affected Bikes” in this link https://www.specialized.com/gb/en/safety-notices .

Country of Origin: Taiwan

Counterfeit: No

Risk Level: Medium

Risk Description: The manufacturer has reported that harsh frontal impacts, e.g., impacting a deep pothole with significant force, may put extraordinary stress on headset components and may initiate a crack in the fork’s steerer tube. A damaged fork may break if continued to be used, posing fall and injury hazards. This is because, unlike a metal component, once a carbon component is overloaded it will not bend, it will break completely. This product does not comply with the General Product Safety Regulations 2005.

Corrective Measures: Specialized request that if you have an affected bike to please stop riding your bicycle and contact your Authorized Specialized Retailer to schedule an appointment to install the replacement parts at no cost to you. Specialized has developed a repair solution which will strengthen the overall system and make it more resistant against frontal impacts. Owners of these bicycles and framesets. Further information can be found at the following website: https://www.specialized.com/gb/en/safety-notices .

Notifier: Local authority trading standards

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