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Specialized 2008/2009 Globe Bicycles Recall

In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, Specialized has voluntarily issued a safety recall on the 2008 and 2009 model-year Specialized Globe bicycle models sold from July 2007 to July 2012 for between $550 and $1,100.

The recall issue
The fork can break, posing fall and injury hazards. Unfortunately, Specialized has received four reports of forks breaking, resulting in facial fractures, head and shoulder injuries, and cuts.

The remedy
If you own one of these bicycle models, please stop riding it immediately and return it to us for a free replacement fork.

The affected 2008 and 2009 model-year bicycles include the women's and men's Globe Elite, Globe Sport, Globe Sport Disc, Globe Centrum Comp, Globe Centrum Elite, Globe City 6, Globe Vienna 3, Globe Vienna 3 Disc, Globe Vienna 4, Globe Vienna Deluxe 3, Globe Vienna Deluxe 4, Globe Vienna Deluxe 5 and Glove Vienna Deluxe 6 (photos).

The bicycles were sold in the colors, Black, Blue, Bone, Burgundy, Charcoal, Gold, Gun, Khaki, Navy, and Silver. The brand name "Specialized" is on the lower frame tube and the model name is located at various places on the bicycle frame.

Specialized's 2008 Globe Elite

2008 Globe Elite
Specialized's 2008 Globe Elite Women's

2008 Globe Elite Women's
Specialized's 2008 Globe Sport

2008 Globe Sport
Specialized's 2008 Globe Sport Women's

2008 Globe Sport Women's
Specialized's 2008 Globe Sport Disc

2008 Globe Sport Disc
Specialized's 2008 Globe Centrum Comp

2008 Globe Centrum Comp
Specialized's 2008 Globe Centrum Elite

2008 Globe Centrum Elite
Specialized's 2008 Globe City 6

2008 Globe City 6
Specialized's 2009 Globe Vienna 3

2009 Globe Vienna 3
Specialized's 2009 Globe Vienna 3 Women's

2009 Globe Vienna 3 Women's
Specialized's 2009 Globe Vienna 3 Disc

2009 Globe Vienna 3 Disc
Specialized's 2009 Globe Vienna 4

2009 Globe Vienna 4
Specialized's 2009 Globe Vienna 4 Women's

2009 Globe Vienna 4 Women's
Specialized's 2009 Globe Vienna Deluxe 3

2009 Globe Vienna Deluxe 3
Specialized's 2009 Globe Vienna Deluxe 4

2009 Globe Vienna Deluxe 4
Specialized's 2009 Globe Vienna Deluxe 4 Women's

2009 Globe Vienna Deluxe 4 Women's
Specialized's 2009 Globe Vienna Deluxe 5

2009 Globe Vienna Deluxe 5
Specialized's 2009 Globe Vienna Deluxe 6

2009 Globe Vienna Deluxe 6

Contact information
For more information, contact Specialized customer service between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday at 877-808-8154 or visit them online.

 

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