Due to a steerer tube in the front fork that can break, Scott is recalling a group of Speedster bikes. Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. Following is the official release from the Consumer Products Safety Council.
Name of product:
2014 SCOTT Speedster 30 and 40, and Contessa Speedster 25 and 35 road bicycles
The steerer tube in the front fork can break, posing a fall hazard.
Scott USA toll-free at (888) 607-8365 ext. 2012 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, email email@example.com, or online at www.scott-sports.com and click on “Safety and Recalls” at the bottom of the page for more information.
About 2,000 in the United States
This recall involves model year 2014 SCOTT men’s and women’s road bicycles, models Speedster 30, Speedster 40, Contessa Speedster 25 and Contessa Speedster 35. The bikes have the brand name “SCOTT” and the model name “Speedster” on the frame. They were sold in black and white with blue, green, purple or teal accents. The following serial number ranges are included in the recall: AS30500001–AS30504930, AS30700001–AS30704651, AS30900001–AS30903278, AS31100001–AS31103744 and AS40101604–AS40105463. The serial number is printed on a white sticker and embossed on the underside of the bicycle frame near the pedals.
Scott USA has received one report of a fork breaking. No injuries have been reported.
Consumers should immediately stop riding the bicycle and take it to an authorized SCOTT dealer. Consumers with a recalled bicycle will receive a free replacement fork and have it installed at no cost.
Authorized SCOTT dealers nationwide at retail and online from about August 2013 through May 2014 for between $1,000 and $1,300.
Scott USA Inc. of Ketchum, Idaho