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Formula Brake USA Recalls Disc Brakes for Bicycles Due to Risk of Failure

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Recall Date:
October 16, 2007

Recall Details

October 16, 2007
Release #08-027
Firm's Recall Hotline: (866) 458-3130

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: Oro Disc Brakes used on bicycles

Units: About 5,700

Importer: Perigeum Development Inc., d.b.a. Formula Brake USA, of Petaluma, Calif.

Manufacturer: Formula SRL, of Italy

Hazard: The brake's hand lever can separate, resulting in loss of braking. This can cause the rider to lose control of the bicycle, posing a risk of injury to riders.

Incidents/Injuries: Formula Brake USA has received six reports of hand levers detaching. No injuries have been reported.

Description: This recall involves Oro disk brakes typically installed on mountain bikes. The brake is operated by a hand lever, which is mounted to the handlebar. Included in the recall are the Oro K18, Oro K24, Oro Puro and Oro Bianco models with serial numbers less than 295237. The serial number can be located on the brake's body above the "Made in Italy" label.

Sold at: Bicycle specialty stores nationwide from May 2005 through July 2007 for between $180 and $320.

Manufactured in: Italy

Remedy: Consumers should stop using bicycles equipped with the recalled brakes and contact any Formula Brake dealer to receive a free repair.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Formula Brake toll-free at (866) 458-3130 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at

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