SCOTT Bicycles Recalled Due to Seat Posts Prone to Breaking

The company has received 11 reports of broken seat posts, leading to no injuries

SCOTT Bicycles Recalled Due to Seat Posts Prone to Breaking
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May 19, 2016

SCOTT USA has announced a recall for bicycles due to concerns over safety.

The manufacturer is recalling model year 2016 SCOTT men's and women's road bicycles with SYNCROS FL 0.1 seat posts. On the affected bikes, the seat post can break, posing a fall hazard to the rider. About 1,600 bicycles are affected.

The company has received 11 reports of broken seat posts. No injuries have been reported.

SCOTT is printed on the bicycle down tube and SYNCROS is printed on the seat post of the affected bikes, which were sold in black, grey, and white with yellow, orange, green, or blue decals. Twelve models of SCOTT bikes are included in the recall. The recalled bicycles bear a serial number printed on a white sticker and embossed on the underside of the bicycle frame near the pedals.

A list of the models affected by the recall can be found on the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) website.

Consumers could purchase the affected products at authorized SCOTT dealers nationwide and online from June 2015 through March 2016 for between $3,300 and $9,700.

Owners should immediately stop riding the recalled bicycles and return them to an authorized dealer to have a free replacement seat post installed.

Customers with questions about this recall can contact SCOTT USA by phone at 888-607-8365 or by email at recall@scott-sports.com.