The COVID-19 pandemic and resultant lockdowns and stay-at-home orders forced many unexpected consequences. In addition to the hoarding of toilet paper, Americans flocked to their nearest sporting goods stores (and Walmart) to purchase bicycles. The increase in bicycle riding has led to an increase in accidents as well as product recalls. In September 2020, Specialized Bicycle Components announced a voluntary recall for two-piece slotted cranks originally equipped on its 2019 and 2020 Sirrus/Sirrus X Models. In March 2022, Sirrus expanded the scope of its recall to include 2021 and 2022 Sirrus X 3.0 and 4.0 bicycles. These bicycles were purchased through authorized retailers nationwide and online from July 2020 through March 2022.
It has been reported that the crank arm on these bicycles can disengage and cause the bicycle rider to lose control, posing fall and injury hazards. Specialized Bicycle Components have received around thirty (30) reports involving the crank arm disengaging on the model year 2021 or 2022 Sirrus X 3.0 and 4.0 bicycles. So far no injuries have been reported, customers have been advised to stop using the recalled bicycles immediately and contact their nearest Specialized authorized dealer. Specialized Bicycle Components is contacting all known purchasers directly. The original voluntary recall affected around 36,000 bicycles, while this second round affects around 19,000 bicycles.
If you have been injured by a defective product, including a bicycle, the law firm of Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Agosto, Aziz & Stogner, and its team of experienced trial lawyers are ready and willing to help.