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Focus recalls some Izalco Max models over fork issue

Published December 17, 2015

CARLSBAD, Calif. (BRAIN) — Focus is working with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commision and Health Canada to recall about 510 road bikes because the carbon fiber steerer can fail. 

The recall involves the 2014-15 model year Focus Izalco Max bikes with Acros-brand upper headsets. The headsets are black with the word "Acros" printed in white on the upper headset. According to the CPSC, the headset can cause the steerer to fail. 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. Focus retailers will replace the Acros headset on affected bikes to remedy the problem.

The bikes were sold at IBDs and online at and from January 2014 through August 2015 for between $1,800 and $9,500. According to the Focus website, the recall applies to the Max Izalco 1.0, Max  Izzalco 3.o and Max Izalco Team AG2R — all 2014 models — and the 2015 Max Izalco 1, Max Izalco 3 and Max Izalco 4 models.

Consumers are being told to contact Focus toll free at (877) 753-4480 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or online at and click on "Izalco Max Recall" for more information.

More information: CPSC recall notice | Health Canada recall notice | Recall page on


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