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Consumer product recall

Specialized recalls Aerobar Bicycle Handlebars

Starting date:
March 26, 2015
Posting date:
March 26, 2015
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Fall Hazard
General Public
Identification number:

Joint recall with Health Canada, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (US CPSC) and Specialized

Affected products

Specialized carbon and hydro-formed alloy Aerobar bicycle handlebars

Product description

This recall involves Aerobar handlebars for racing bicycles, particularly triathalon bicycles.

The Aerobars were sold individually as well as with model years 2012 through 2015 for Specialized Shiv bicycles and model year 2013 for Specialized Transition Apex bicycles. The carbon Aerobar was sold in black with a white Specialized logo on the top side of the handlebar, and the hydro-formed alloy model was sold in black with no markings.

Models Shiv TT and the frame for the Shiv Pro are not included in this recall.

Hazard identified

Specialized has identified a potential issue where the bolt used to affix the Aerobars to the bicycle can loosen, posing a fall hazard to the rider.

Neither Health Canada nor Specialized has received any reports of consumer incidents or injuries related to the use of the product in Canada.

Specialized has received four reports of the Aerobar bolts loosening in the United States. No injuries were reported.

Number sold

Approximately 738 bicycles and handlebars were sold in Canada and about 8,300 in the United States by authorized Specialized dealers.

Time period sold

The recalled products were sold from July 2011 to February 2015.

Place of origin

Manufactured in Taiwan.



Specialized Bicycle Components

Morgan Hill




Specialized Canada Incorporated




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What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using the bicycles and bring them to an authorised dealer for replacement of the defective part.

For more information, consumers can contact Specialized at 1-800-465-8887 between 9:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. EST Monday through Friday, by email or visit the Specialized website.

Consumers may view the release by the US CPSC on the Commission's website.

Please note that the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act prohibits recalled products from being redistributed, sold or even given away in Canada.

Health Canada would like to remind Canadians to report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product or any other consumer product or cosmetic by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.