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Specialized Recalls 2005 Road Bikes Due To Handlebar Slippage
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announces the following recall in voluntary cooperation with the firm below. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of product: Allez Sport, Allez Elite, Roubaix, and Sequoia Bicycles

Units: About 1,500

Manufacturer: Specialized Bicycle Components Inc., of Morgan Hill, Calif.

Hazard: The handlebar may loosen and turn unexpectedly, which can cause the rider to lose control and fall.

Incidents/Injuries: Specialized has received two reports of the handlebars loosening. No injuries have been reported.

Description: The recalled handlebars were sold on the 2005 Allez Sport, 2005 Allez Elite, 2005 Roubaix (base model) and 2005 Sequoia (base model) bicycles. The model names are on the frame of the handlebar.

Sold at: Specialized retailers from July 2004 through August 2004 for between $900 and $1,600.

Manufactured in: Taiwan

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the bicycles with these recalled handlebars and return the recalled handlebars to the place of purchase for replacement handlebars.

Consumer Contact: Contact Specialized at 800-432-4144 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday.

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