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    We the people ... Specialized Recall !!!

    Based on extensive testing by Fox after the release of the ’04 Enduro models, Specialized is recalling 2004 Enduro S-Works and Expert models. Fox has determined that there may be longevity issues with the use of 8” rotors on Fox Float forks. Potentially the front disc tabs can fail under repeated braking loads.
    While no failures have been seen to date, Fox notified Specialized of the potential problem and the recall action is being taken to insure rider safety.
    Specialized will replace the 8” rotors with 6” rotors on the affected models. Owners of these bikes are asked to stop riding their bikes immediately and contact their local Specialized Dealer.
    The official CPSC/Specialized recall notice as well as instructions on how to proceed are outlined below.

    Recall Alert
    U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

    Office of Information and Public Affairs, Washington, D.C. 20207
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    December 3, 2003
    CPSC, Specialized Announce Recall of Brake Rotors On Mountain Bikes

    The following product safety recall was conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. Consumers should stop using the product immediately unless otherwise instructed.

    Name of Product: Specialized mountain bikes Units: 250
    Distributor: Specialized Bicycle Components Inc., Morgan Hill, Calif.
    Hazard: During heavy braking, the brake tabs on the front forks could break off, possibly causing a loss of control and fall from the bicycle.
    Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
    Description: These are 2004 S Works Enduro and 2004 Enduro Expert mountain bikes with 8-inch brake rotors in the front. Sold at: Authorized Specialized retailers during September 2004 for between $2,390 and $4,880.
    Manufactured in: Taiwan.
    Remedy: Specialized has agreed to replace the 8-inch brake rotors on these bikes with 6-inch rotors at no cost to the consumer. Consumers should stop riding these bikes and return them to an authorized retailer.
    Consumer contact: For more information, contact Specialized at (800) 432-4144 between 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. MT Monday through Friday.

    The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of serious injury or death from more than 15,000 types of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $700 billion annually. The CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical, or mechanical hazard. The CPSC’s work to ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters, and household chemicals – contributed significantly to the 30 percent decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.

    To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury, call CPSC’s hotline at (800) 638-2772 or CPSC’s teletypewriter at (800) 638-8270 or visit CPSC’s Web site at www.cpsc.gov/talk.html. Consumers can obtain this release and recall information at CPSC’s Web site at www.cpsc.gov.

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    Old news

    This came out last year. its more of a Fox Fork problem with the 8" rotor
    nice of Specialized to step up and take responsibility .

    Quote Originally Posted by NiTCOM
    Based on extensive testing by Fox after the release of the ’04 Enduro models, Specialized is recalling 2004 Enduro S-Works and Expert models. Fox has determined that there may be longevity issues with the use of 8” rotors on Fox Float forks. Potentially the front disc tabs can fail under repeated braking loads.
    While no failures have been seen to date, Fox notified Specialized of the potential problem and the recall action is being taken to insure rider safety.
    Specialized will replace the 8” rotors with 6” rotors on the affected models. Owners of these bikes are asked to stop riding their bikes immediately and contact their local Specialized Dealer.
    The official CPSC/Specialized recall notice as well as instructions on how to proceed are outlined below.

    Recall Alert
    U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

    Office of Information and Public Affairs, Washington, D.C. 20207
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    December 3, 2003
    CPSC, Specialized Announce Recall of Brake Rotors On Mountain Bikes

    The following product safety recall was conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. Consumers should stop using the product immediately unless otherwise instructed.

    Name of Product: Specialized mountain bikes Units: 250
    Distributor: Specialized Bicycle Components Inc., Morgan Hill, Calif.
    Hazard: During heavy braking, the brake tabs on the front forks could break off, possibly causing a loss of control and fall from the bicycle.
    Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
    Description: These are 2004 S Works Enduro and 2004 Enduro Expert mountain bikes with 8-inch brake rotors in the front. Sold at: Authorized Specialized retailers during September 2004 for between $2,390 and $4,880.
    Manufactured in: Taiwan.
    Remedy: Specialized has agreed to replace the 8-inch brake rotors on these bikes with 6-inch rotors at no cost to the consumer. Consumers should stop riding these bikes and return them to an authorized retailer.
    Consumer contact: For more information, contact Specialized at (800) 432-4144 between 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. MT Monday through Friday.

    The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of serious injury or death from more than 15,000 types of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $700 billion annually. The CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical, or mechanical hazard. The CPSC’s work to ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters, and household chemicals – contributed significantly to the 30 percent decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.

    To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury, call CPSC’s hotline at (800) 638-2772 or CPSC’s teletypewriter at (800) 638-8270 or visit CPSC’s Web site at www.cpsc.gov/talk.html. Consumers can obtain this release and recall information at CPSC’s Web site at www.cpsc.gov.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cbchess
    This came out last year. its more of a Fox Fork problem with the 8" rotor
    nice of Specialized to step up and take responsibility .
    Yeah, but why replace the 8 with a 6 when Fox says a 7 is ok?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dbabuser
    Yeah, but why replace the 8 with a 6 when Fox says a 7 is ok?
    Costs? dont you need an adapter to run 8" rotor, and no adaptor with 6"? why give everyone new rotors and adaptors when a new rotor will do. They arent full on DH bikes, so a 6" will do fine for most people, in most conditions. Thats just my guess.

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