|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 23, 2008
Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 353-4719
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: Shimano Dura Ace Carbon Clincher Wheels for Bicycles
Units: About 275
Importer: Shimano American Corp., of Irving, Calif.
Manufacturer: Shimano Components SDN, of Johor, Malaysia
Hazard: Rim surface and spoke hole plugs on the wheel can cause a puncture to the inner tube, resulting in a flat tire. This can cause the rider to lose control and fall.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: This recall involves the Shimano Dura Ace Carbon Clincher Wheel Sets with model number WH-7850 C24CL sold for road racing bicycles. The rim has labels that read "Shimano WH-7850", "Dura Ace", and "Carbon 1380." These wheels are intended for use with high end adult road racing bicycles.
Sold at: Bicycle specialty stores and dealers nationwide from April 2008 through August 2008 for about $1,300.
Manufactured in: Malaysia
Remedy: Consumers should stop using the bicycles with the recalled wheels, remove the wheels, and return them to their local bike dealer or retailer for a free inspection and repair.
Consumer Contact: For more information, 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 bike.shimano.com
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