A voluntary recall has been issued for approximately 600 sets of brake levers manufactured by Specialized Bicycle Components due to a potential manufacturer’s defect. The Tektro TL-83 brake levers affected by this recall are equipped with brake cables and adjuster caps that may become displaced during routine use, potentially causing the brakes to malfunction unexpectedly. The company has received at least one report of an incident in which the brake levers malfunctioned and the rider lost control of the bicycle. The levers affected by this recall are modified versions of the TL-720 brake lever exclusively designed for aerodynamic handlebars manufactured by Specialized Bicycle Components for 2010 and 2011 S-Works Shiv and 2012 S-Works Shiv TT bicycle frame modules. The frames are constructed from black aluminum and have a quick release slot at the top of the lever arm. When the brake levers are depressed as in normal use, the model number TL-720 can be read on the side of the lever arm. Owners of affected bicycles will be notified of the recall. Affected brake levers can be returned to authorized dealerships where they can be replaced free of charge.
As a Burlingame personal injury lawyer, I hope this recall is announced effectively in order to reduce the risks of injury to bicycle riders. If you or someone you love or care about has been injured by a malfunctioning product, please consider contacting a San Jose personal injury attorney.