July 17, 2001

Specialized Bicycles, Inc., Announces Recall of Bicycles

Specialized Bicycles, Inc., of Morgan Hill, Calif., is voluntarily recalling about 3,500 Specialized-brand bicycles. The frame of the bicycle can break during use causing the rider to lose control of the bicycle, fall and suffer serious injuries. Specialized Bicycles Inc. has received two reports of these bicycles breaking resulting in minor injuries.

These Hemi 12-inch boys and girls model bicycles were sold for the 2001 model year only. The model names are the 2001 Hemi Pro 12-inch boys team red and the 2001 Hemi Fastgirl 12-inch girls pink bikes. "Specialized" and the model name are written on the bicycles. Specialized dealers sold the bicycles nationwide from July 2000 through May 2001 for between $110 to $130.

Consumers should stop using these bicycles immediately, and return them to the nearest Specialized dealer for a refund. To determine if the bicycle is part of this recall and for more information, call Specialized Bicycles Inc. at (800) 214-1468 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday.