Focus Bicycles USA, Inc., of Carlsbad, Calif., has recalled about 40 Izalco Max Bicycles. The headset could cause the carbon-fiber fork steer tube to crack, posing a fall hazard. This recall involves the 2014-2015 Focus Izalco Max bicycles with Acros-brand upper headsets. The headsets are black with the word “Acros” printed in white on the upper headset. The company has received 11 reports of incidents outside the United States, including one reported injury in France. No incidents have been reported in the United States.
The bicycles were sold at Independent bicycle retailers nationwide, and online at www.bikebling.com and www.carbonconnection.com from January 2014 through August 2015 for between $1,800 and $9,500. Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled bicycles and contact Focus Bicycles to schedule a free repair. Contact Focus Bicycles USA toll-free at 877-753-4480 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or online at www.focus-bikes.com and click on “Izalco Max Recall” for more information.
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