Specialized has voluntarily issued a safety recall on their 2009 model-year HL Handlebars (photo). These were original equipment on Specialized's 2009 Cross Trail Comp, Myka HT Comp, Myka HT Elite, Rockhopper, Rockhopper Comp and Rockhopper Comp 29 bicycles.
They sold nationwide from June 2008 through February 2009 for between $640 and $1,050. Due to an anomaly in the heat treatment process, the bars can break during use. This can pose an injury hazard to riders in a fall. Specialized has received 2 reports of injuries. Identification
The model number of the HL Handlebars is ALR-13 NTFOV and is located underneath the right hand grip of the handlebars. If you own the affected bars, please bring them in to us so that we may perform the recall check. As an authorized Specialized retailer, we will inspect them and offer a free replacement or a full refund. Do not ride your bike until this check has been done.
For additional information, contact Specialized toll-free at 877-808-8154 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. MT Monday through Friday.