About 12,000 Globe bicycles on which the front fork can break posing fall and injury hazards to riders have been voluntarily recalled, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said.
The bicycles were made in China and distributed by Specialized Bicycle Components Inc. of Morgan Hill, Calif. Specialized has received four reports of front forks breaking, resulting in facial fractures, head and shoulder injuries and cuts.
Consumers should immediately stop riding the bicycles and return them to an authorized Specialized retailer for the free installation of a free replacement fork.
Recalled models include the 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 Globe Vienna Deluxe 6 bicycles.