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Magura USA Recalls Bicycle Hydraulic Disc Brakes Due to Collision Hazard

  • Magura MT 6 brake
  • Location of the Magura MT 6 brake date code
  • Magura MT 8 brake
  • Magura MT 8 brake date code
Name of Product:
Bicycle<strong> </strong>Hydraulic Disc Brakes
Hazard:
The brakes can fail in low temperatures, posing a collision hazard.
Remedy:
Repair
Recall Date:
March 21, 2013
Units:
2,800
Consumer Contact

Magura USA at (800) 448-3876 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or online at www.maguradirect.com and click on "Recall Information."

Recall Details

Description:

Magura MT 6 and MT 8 hydraulic disc brakes are being recalled. The brakes consist of a brake lever and master cylinder that attach to the handlebars, a hose that runs between the master cylinder and the caliper which attaches to the rear wheel.

 

The MT 6 brake system is black and silver. The MT 8 brake system is black and red. Both brake systems have the Magura logo and letters "MT" on the master cylinder, and the word "Magura" on the caliper. The word "Six" is on the brake lever of the MT 6 and the word "Eight" is on the brake lever of the MT 8.

 

MT 6 and MT 8 brake systems with manufacture date codes between March 1, 2011 and May 31, 2012 are being recalled. A date code in format Y/MM/DD between 10301 and 20531 is located on the caliper. Additionally, all MT 6 and MT 8 brake systems without date codes are being recalled.

Remedy:

Consumers should immediately stop riding bicycles equipped with the recalled brakes and contact Magura USA for a free repair.

Incidents/Injuries:

No incidents or injuries have been reported.

Sold At

Bicycle retailers and distributors in the U.S. between January 2011 and March 2013 for between $269 to $379.

Importer:

Magura USA, of Olney, Ill.

Importer

Magura USA, of Olney, Ill.

Manufactured In:
Bad Urach, Germany
Recall number:
13-148
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