|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 18, 2007
Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 448-3876
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: 190 Radial Brake Master Cylinders (used on off-road motorcyles)
Units: About 200
Distributor: Magura USA, of Olney, Ill.
Manufacturer: Gustav Magenwirth GmbH, of Bad Urach, Germany
Hazard: The brake cylinder on the off-road motorcycle can crack and result in brake failure. This poses a risk of severe injury or death to the driver.
Incidents/Injuries: No incidents or injuries have been reported.
Description: This recall involves 190 Radial Brake Master Cylinders used on off-road motorcycles. The brake cylinders have an "A" or "B" code on the underside of the lever's pivot bolt. The Magura logo is printed on the cylinder. Brake cylinders without the "A" or "B" markings are not included in this recall.
Sold by: Motorcycle dealers nationwide, mail-order catalogues and Web retailers from August 2005 through May 2007 for about $420.
Manufactured in: Germany
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the off-road motorcycles with recalled brake cylinders and contact Magura USA to receive a replacement product.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Magura USA at (800) 448-3876 between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. CT, or visit the firm's Web site at www.magurausa.com - consumers can also email the firm at firstname.lastname@example.org or write to Magura USA at 724 West Clem Street, Olney, Ill. 62450.
Topside of 190 Radial M/C
Underside of 190 Radial M/C
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