Specialized has issued a voluntary recall notice on its Stout crank, as featured on 2018 model year Fuse Comp and Fatboy SE bikes.
“We have identified a very small number of Stout cranks with direct-mount chainrings that may have been manufactured with an important dimension out of tolerance,” writes Jon Goulet, Specialized’s Director of Global Quality and Rider Care. “In extreme, and very rare cases, this production variation could lead to the drive-side crankarm disengaging from the crank assembly, causing a risk of injury. Only cranks manufactured in 2017 are potentially affected.”
Those cranks featuring in the recall will carry a serial number beginning in “17” embossed on the inside of either arm. Bike shops are advised to check in with customers sold the affected bikes with Specialized offering replacement parts immediately.
At present there is no indication how many units are affected and in which territories. CI.N has reached out for more information.