Bicycle Model Recalled by Focus Due to Potential Fall Hazard

Bicycle Model Recalled by Focus Due to Potential Fall Hazard
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December 17, 2015

Focus Bicycles USA is issuing a recall for a line of bikes due to a safety concerns.

The firm's announcement applies to the 2014-2015 Focus Izalco Max bicycle, equipped with Acros-brand upper headsets. In these models, the headset could cause the carbon-fiber fork steer tube to crack, posing a fall hazard to riders. Focus is recalling about 470 bikes in connection with this defect.

The affected bicycles can be identified by the headsets, which are black with the word Acros printed in white on the upper section.

Customers could purchase these bikes and headsets at independent bicycle retailers nationwide and online from January 2014 through August 2015 for between $1,800 and $9,500.

The firm has received 11 reports of incidents outside the United States, including one reported injury in France. No incidents have been reported in the United States.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled bicycles and contact Focus Bicycles to schedule a free repair.

Owners with questions about this recall can contact Focus Bicycles USA at (877) 753-4480.

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