|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 10, 2005
Release # 05-102
|Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 353-4719|
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announces the following recall in voluntary cooperation with the firm below. 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: Shimano Road Racing Bicycle Brake Inner Cables
Units: About 13,630
Manufacturer: Shimano American Corp., of Irvine, Calif.
Hazard: The bicycle brake cable can detach during braking, causing the rider to lose control and fall.
Incidents/Injuries: Shimano has received one report of the brake inner cable detaching. No injuries have been reported.
Description: This recall involves aftermarket Shimano 1.6 mm X 1,700 mm brake inner cables for ATB and road racing bicycles. Dual ended brake cables packaged in quantities of ten have a part number of Y80098400/Z80098400. Individual packages have a part number of Y80098110/Z80098110. All single ended brake cables were packaged individually with part number Y80098300/Z80098300. Brake cables installed on mountain, BMX and flat handlebar bicycles are not affected by this recall.
Sold at: Sporting goods and bicycle specialty stores nationwide from April 2003 through October 2004 for between $2 and $17.
Manufactured in: Japan.
Remedy: Consumers should contact their local bicycle dealer immediately to arrange for a free inspection. Consumers with the recalled brake cables will have a replacement cable installed free of charge.
Consumer Contact: Contact Shimano American Corp. at (800) 353-4719 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or visit the firm's Web site at www.shimano.com
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