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Specialized recalls aero brake levers

Published April 18, 2012

MORGAN HILL, CA (BRAIN) Wednesday April 18 2012 8:15 AM MT—Specialized is working with the Consumer Product Safety Commission to recall about 600 Tektro brake levers used on some of the company's aero/time trial bikes and sold in the aftermarket.

The Tektro TL-83 levers were specified on 2010 and 2011 S-Works Shiv frame modules and 2012 S-Works Shiv TT modules.

The levers are modified versions of Tektro's 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 the lever is squeezed.

The adjuster cap and brake cable can slide out of position and make the brakes non-operational. Specialized is aware of one incident in which the rider lost the function of both brakes. The comapny has received no reports of injury.

Consumers should immediately stop riding bikes equipped with TL-83 brake levers and return the levers or bike to an authorized Specialized retailer for free replacement brake levers.

For more information 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

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