The following recalls have been announced:
DETAILS: Bicycles distributed by Specialized Bicycle Components Inc. of Morgan Hill, Calif. and manufactured by Advanced Group of Taiwan; sold at authorized specialized retailers nationwide from June 2010 through August 2011. The recall involves the following nine, 2011 model year bicycles with Advance Group carbon forks: Sirrus Expert, Sirrus Comp, Sirrus Elite, Vita Expert, Vita Comp, Vita Elite, Vita Elite Step Thru, Tricross Sport, Tricross and Tricross Comp.
WHY: The brake component housed within the bicycle's carbon fork can disengage from the fork and allow the brake assembly to contact the wheel spokes while rotating, posing a fall hazard.
INCIDENTS: The company has received two reports of the brake component disengaging from the carbon fork. No injuries have been reported.
HOW MANY: About 14,200.
FOR MORE: Contact Specialized at 877-808-8154 Monday through Friday between 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. EDT or visit the company's website at http://www.specialized.com.
DETAILS: The "NEXT"-branded men's 26-inch hybrid bicycles imported by Bridgeway International of Naples, Fla.; sold at Walmart from February through July 2011. The bicycles come in red or orange and have "Power X" and "Suspension" printed on the frame. The bicycles were manufactured in China.
WHY: The bicycle chain can break, causing a rider to lose control, posing a fall hazard.
INCIDENTS: The firm is aware of 11 reports of incidents, including nine reports of injuries, including lacerations and contusions.
HOW MANY: About 91,000.
FOR MORE: Contact Bridgeway International at 877-934-3228 anytime or visit the firm's website at http://www.powerxbike.com.