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Bicycle Brake Levers

Description: The recalled products are Tektro TL-83 brake levers. TL-83 levers are designed exclusively for use with aerodynamic handlebars (aerobars) sold as original equipment on 2010 and 2011 S-Works Shiv bicycle frame modules and 2012 S-Works Shiv TT bicycle frame modules. They are also sold as aftermarket service parts for these modules. The levers are modified versions of the TL-720 brake lever. They are black aluminum and have a quick release slot at the top of the lever arm. Model number "TL-720" can be read on the side of the lever arm when braking action is applied. [Source]

Bicycle Brake Levers
Specialized Bicycle Components Recalls Bike Brake Levers Due to Crash Hazard

Tektro TL-83 brake lever

About 600 units were affected by this recall.

Bicycle Brake Levers Recall Information

Country of OriginChina
Recall Date04/18/2012
Recall ID1022
Recall Number12151
Product TypeBicycles and Bicycle Accessories
HazardThe adjuster cap and brake cable can slide out of position and make the brakes non-operational. This can cause a rider to lose control of the bicycle and crash.
InjuriesSpecialized is aware of one incident worldwide in which the rider lost the function of both brakes. The firm has received no reports of injury or property damage.
RemedyConsumers should immediately stop riding bicycle frame modules equipped with TL-83 brake levers and return the levers or modules to authorized Specialized Bicycle Components retailers for free replacement brake levers.
Remedy OptionReplace
ContactFor more information and to find the nearest authorized Specialized Bicycle Components retailer, contact Specialized customer service between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday at (877) 808-8154 or visit the firm's website at www.specialized.com
Last Updated04/22/2016
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