SRAM Corp. Recalls Bicycle Brake Caliper Sets Due to Crash Hazard

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 10, 2007
Release #07-153

Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 346-2928
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

 

SRAM Corp. Recalls Bicycle Brake Caliper Sets Due to Crash Hazard

 

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, 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: SRAM Force Road Brake Caliper Sets

Units: About 5,400 units

Importer: SRAM Corp., of Chicago, Ill.

Hazard: The brake caliper sets could break and detach from the bicycle's fork or frame. This could cause the rider to lose control and crash.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: The recall involves the SRAM Force Road Brake Calipers sets sold as aftermarket components. The brake caliper sets have "SRAM Force" and some have a date or production code embossed on the unit.

CodeExampleIn RecallNot In Recall
Date code
(Day/Month/Year)
01JUN06 Dates between 01JUN06
and 25DEC06
Dates after 25DEC06
No date code ------------ All sold between July 2006
through March 2007
---------------
Production Code 35T61234567 Codes beginning with
35T6 through 51T6
Codes beginning with
52T6 and codes with "7"
as the fourth digit

The SRAM brake caliper sets may have also been installed on the following makes and models of bicycles: Specialized (S-Works Tarmac SL, S-Works Roubaix); Trek (Project One Madone models); Fuji (Fuji SL1); Scott USA (Addict R3); Bianchi (Bianchi 928 SL); Kuota (Kuota KOM, Kuota KREDO, Kuota KEBEL); Orbea (Orca, Aqua, Loboular, Opal, Arin, Aqua Dama, Dama Race and Diva); Kestrel (Evoke SL/Force, RT700/Force), Titus (Vuelo, Solera) and Sampson (Diablo).

Sold at: Specialty bicycle retailers nationwide sold individual brake caliper sets from July 2006 through January 2007 for about $270 and bicycles which included these sets through March 2007 for between $3,000 and $7,300.

Manufactured in: Taiwan

Remedy: Consumers should stop using bicycles equipped with these brake caliper sets immediately and contact their bicycle retailer for a free replacement.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact SRAM at (800) 346-2928 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or visit the firm's Web site at www.sram.com

 

Picture of Recalled SRAM Force Road Brake Caliper