Lawyers welcome move to recall product

American bike company Specialized has called on customers to return in excess of 8000 2012 – 2015 Carbon Aerobar with Aero Stem and Hydroformed Alloy Aerobar products that contain a fault that could result in ‘serious personal injuries’.

According to the bike brand the fault could see the extension clamp bolt on the Aerobars break, with four instances in which users noticed a loosening of the bolt that holds the aero extensions in place already reported.

The black carbon and aluminium handlebars, sold as aftermarket equipment and original equipment, feature on all Model Year 2012 – 2015 Shiv Tri bikes, as well as the Model Year 2013 Transition Apex model.

Today, product law experts from Leigh Day welcomed the move to recall the product amidst concern for customer safety.

Jill Paterson, a partner and consumer goods expert at the firm, said: “According to the safety recall notice the damage to the product could result in the rider losing control and sustaining serious personal injury.

“With more than 8000 of these products understood to have been sold to customers it is right that action has been taken to make the public aware of the risks and to return potentially faulty handlebars soonest.”

Specialized have recently issued a safety recall notice instructing riders to stop using the affected products immediately and to return them to an authorised Specialized retailer or dealer in order to receive a new product.

For further information on the recall, visit the manufacturer’s website at http://www.specialized.com/us/en/support/safety-notices