WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — Scott USA is recalling about 2,000 road bikes in the U.S. — 2014 Speedster 30 and 40 and Contessa Speedster 25 and 35 models — because of concerns over possible steerer tube breakages.
The company has received one report of a broken steerer. The incident did not result in injury.
Consumers are being told to stop using the bikes and bring them to a Scott dealer for a free fork replacement. They can also contact Scott USA toll-free at (888) 607-8365 ext. 2012 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or online at www.scott-sports.com.
The recalled 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 downtube near the bottom bracket (see photo below).
The company has sold about 8,000 of the affected models worldwide, according to a company FAQ document.
The bikes were sold at Scott dealers nationwide from about last August through last month for between $1,000 and $1,300. The frames were made in Cambodia.