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2021.11.12 Recall: Specialized Tarmac SL7 - bicycles and framesets

The following notice has been issued by the Office for Product Safety and Standards.


Bike frame

Alert number

Product type
Hobby / sports equipment - bicycle and bicycle frameset

Product identifiers
All Tarmac SL7 bicycles are affected by this recall. If your bike is not on the list provided by the manufacturer then you are not affected by this recall. This list can be found under the heading 'Affected Bikes' in this link

Product description
Tarmac SL7 bicycles, model Year 2020-2021 are Specialized-branded high end, high performance composite racing bicycles, sold as a complete bicycle and as a frameset option (frame, fork, headset components, stem, seatpost).

Country of origin


Risk level

Risk type

Risk description
The manufacturer has reported that harsh frontal impacts - for example, impacting a deep pothole with significant force, may put extraordinary stress on headset components and may initiate a crack in the fork's steerer tube. A damaged fork may break if continued to be used, posing fall and injury hazards. This is because, unlike a metal component, once a carbon component is overloaded it will not bend, it will break completely. This product does not comply with the General Product Safety Regulations 2005.

Corrective measures
Specialized request that if you have an affected bike to please stop riding your bicycle and contact your Authorized Specialized Retailer to schedule an appointment to install the replacement parts at no cost to you. Specialized has developed a repair solution which will strengthen the overall system and make it more resistant against frontal impacts. Owners of these bicycles and framesets. Further information can be found at the following website:

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