If you’ve recently purchased a Specialized mountain bike, you may want to check if your suspension is the subject of a safety recall.
According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission over 5,400 front air suspension bicycle forks installed on Specialized bikes sold in the U.S. and Canada are being recalled.
Apparently the air cartridge on the units can abruptly spring out of the stanchion tube, posing fall and injury risks to the rider.
It’s serious: The firms have received four reports in the United States of the air cartridge abruptly springing out of the fork stanchion tube, including a report of a bruised shoulder and a broken rib.
This recall involves Öhlins branded RXF36 Air and RXF34 Air suspension forks sold as aftermarket equipment and as original equipment on some Specialized-branded Enduro, Stumpjumper, Fuse, and Levo mountain bicycles.
A bicycle fork is the part that holds the front wheel. The recalled forks are black with “ÖHLINS” written in gold on each of the fork lowers.
They have “RXF36” or “RXF34” printed across the fork arch. RXF36 Coil Forks (no air valve on the right-side top cap and “TTX” and “Coil” written on the back of the left fork lowers) are not included in this recall.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled bicycles and contact an authorized Öhlins or Specialized retailer for a free repair of the front fork.
Contact Öhlins at 877-922-3877 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.ohlins.com and click on “Recall” for more information or Specialized Bicycle at 800-722-4423 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.specialized.com and click on “SAFETY NOTICES” for more information.
Find out more at www.cpsc.gov.