Specialized has issued a voluntary recall of the steerer tube collars on all bikes with the Future Shock headset system. The recall affects the Specialized Diverge gravel bike, Roubaix, Ruby and Sirrus. An announcement from Specialized is below, including information on how to get the steerer tube collar replaced.
The recall notice highlights the effect of the current government shutdown on consumer safety. The Consumer Product Safety Commission has been closed since December, and its website does not show the Specialized recall.
Dear Specialized Rider,
Your safety is our top priority. Whenever something happens that may compromise your safety, we take immediate action.
Based upon reports from the field, the steerer tube collar on select Roubaix, Ruby, Diverge and Sirrus bicycles may be susceptible to stress corrosion cracking. When that happens, it may result in a sudden loss of steering control while riding.
Click here to view a list of affected models by Model Year.
We are voluntarily recalling the steerer tube collars on these bicycles and are replacing them with a new, improved collar which, together with an adjustment to the torque setting, will significantly improve the collar’s resistance to stress corrosion cracking. We have reported the matter to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and are working closely with them on a press release announcing the recall shortly.
Please stop riding your bicycle immediately and visit your local Authorized Specialized Retailer to have a new steerer tube collar installed, at no cost to you.
We wish to apologize for this inconvenience and thank you for your patience.
Thank you for riding Specialized.
Director, Global Quality and Rider Care
The current Future Shock recall is not to be confused with the Future Shock suspension fork that has also been subject to recall.