December 17, 2015—The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC)  in conjunction with Focus Bicycles has announced today that approximately 470 Izalco Max carbon fiber bicycles are being recalled. The recalled models are from the 2014-2015 model year.

The recall is related to a faulty ACROS headset that can lead to steerer tube failure. If you or someone you know owns one of these (road) bicycles, stop riding it immediately and get in touch with Focus Bicycles for a repair.

Be safe, spread the word.

Full recall details below.

Focus Bicycles Izalco road bikes recalled due to faulty headset that can cause the fork's steerer to fail

Focus Bicycles Izalco road bikes recalled due to faulty headset that causes

Recall number:

Focus Izalco Max Bicycles

The headset could cause the carbon-fiber fork steer tube to crack, posing a fall hazard.

Units: About 470 (an additional 31 sold in Canada)

This recall involves the 2014-2015 Focus Izalco Max bicycles with Acros-brand upper headsets. The headsets are black with the word “Acros” printed in white on the upper headset.

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.

Sold at:
Independent bicycle retailers nationwide, and online at and from January 2014 through August 2015 for between $1,800 and $9,500.

Focus Bicycles USA, Inc., of Carlsbad, Calif.
Manufactured in Germany or Taiwan

Focus Bicycles USA 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.