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WHY: The adjuster cap and brake cable can slide out of position, make the brakes nonoperational and cause a rider to lose control, posing a crash hazard.

INCIDENTS: Specialized is aware of one incident worldwide in which the rider lost the function of both brakes. No reports of injury or property damage.

HOW MANY: About 100 (about 600 of the 2010 and 2011 Shiv Modules and 2012 Shiv TT modules were recalled in April 2012).

FOR MORE: Contact Specialized customer service at 877-808-8154 Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's website at http://www.specialized.com/us/en/support/safety-notices .

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BICYCLES

DETAILS: Various models of Huffy, Iron Horse, Mongoose, Northwoods, Pacific, Razor and Schwinn bicycles retailed by Meijer Inc. of Grand Rapids, Mich.; sold at Meijer stores in Michigan, Ohio, Illinois, Indiana and Kentucky from March through August 2012. The two-wheeled youth and adult bicycles measure 20" or more. They were assembled on-site at Meijer stores by Serv-U-Success of Grandville, Mich., and have a Serv-U-Success assembly sticker located on the bottom of the bicycle frame between the pedals or on the back of the frame facing the rear tire. The bicycles were manufactured in China.

WHY: Pedals on the bicycles can loosen or detach during use, posing a fall hazard to the rider.

INCIDENTS: There are 29 reports of pedals detaching or coming loose during use, including 16 reports of minor injuries.

HOW MANY: About 68,000.

FOR MORE: Contact Meijer at 800-927-8699. A full list of affected models can be found on Meijer's website at http://www4.meijer.com/recall/bikebooklet.pdf.

Copyright 2011 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
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