About 1,000 road bicycles have been recalled by Specialized Bicycle Components Inc. (Specialized), of Morgan Hill, Calif. The bicycles rear wheel can come out of the dropout causing fractures in the rear triangle; presenting an injury hazard to riders. This recall involves 2016 Specialized S-Works Venge Vias and Venge Pro Vias road bicycles. They were sold in black, white, red and black, white and black and green and blue color combinations. An S-works or Specialized decal can be found on the downtube. The firm has received seven reports of fractures in the bicycle’s rear triangle, including one report of a rider suffering a minor injury.
The bicycles were sold at authorized Specialized Retailers from July 2015 through September 2016 for between $6,200 and $12,900. Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled bicycles and contact an Authorized Specialized retailer for free installation of a new rear derailleur hanger and a safety inspection. Contact Specialized at 800-722-4423 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or online at www.specialized.com on Safety Notices for more information. Photos available at: https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2017/Specialized-Recalls-Road-Bicycles
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