About 12,000 Globe branded bicycles are being recalled, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced today. The Globe brand is distributed by Specialized Bicycles and manufactured in China. The recall was prompted by reports of injures caused when the forks on some Globe bicycles broke. The Commission's press release does not make it clear what part of the forks is prone to break, but the defect has apparently caused facial fractures, and head and shoulder injuries of unspecified severity.
If you own one of these bikes, please stop riding it and contact an authorized Specialized dealer for a free fork and installation.