|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Originally issued March 6, 2012
Revised September 21, 2012
|Firm's Recall Hotline: (888) 914-4673
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
HC Media Contact: (613) 957-2983
Gore Recalls Ride-On Bicycle Brake Cables Due to Fall Hazard
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of Product: Bicycle Brake Cables for Road Bikes
Units: About 9,700 in the United States and about 200 in Canada
Manufacturer: W.L. Gore & Associates Inc., of Elkton, Md.
Hazard: When the brake cables are installed on Campagnolo® style brake levers, they can detach, causing the brakes to fail and posing a fall hazard.
Incidents/Injuries: The company is aware of one report of a brake cable detaching. No injuries have been reported.
Description: This recall involves GORE® Ride On® Low Friction System brake cables for road bikes and GORE® Ride On® Professional System brake cables for road bikes. The cables are silver and are available with housings in black, white, blue or red. "GORE Ride-On" is printed on the housing for the Low Friction cable. "GORE Ride-On Professional" is printed on the housing for the Professional System cables. The cables are being recalled only if they were installed on road bikes that use a Campagnolo-style brake lever. The ends, or attachment heads, on the Campagnolo systems have the letters "C" "CC," or "RO" imprinted on them. The following UPC codes are listed on the back of the brake cable boxes and are included in this recall:
Sold by: Bicycle specialty shops, sporting goods retailers and Amazon.com and other online retailers nationwide from January 2008 through January 2012 for between $40 and $65.
Manufactured in: Taiwan
Remedy: Consumers should stop using their bicycles with these recalled brake cables if they are installed on a Campagnolo-style brake lever and contact Gore for a free replacement cable kit. Gore will reimburse consumers for the repair cost.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Gore toll-free at (888) 914-4673 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm's website at www.rideoncables.com
Note: Health Canada's press release is available at http://cpsr-rspc.hc-sc.gc.ca/PR-RP/recall-retrait-eng.jsp?re_id=1532
Brake cable assembly
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about your experience with the product on SaferProducts.gov
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