|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 10, 2007
Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 346-2928
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.
|Code||Example||In Recall||Not In Recall|
|01JUN06||Dates between 01JUN06
|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
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