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Shimano American Recalls Disc Brake Calipers Due to Collision Hazard

  • Shimano BR-CX75 disc brake caliper model number
  • Shimano BR-CX-75 disc brake
  • Shimano BR-R515 disc brake model number
  • Shimano BR-R515 disc brake
Name of Product:
Disc brake calipers<strong> </strong>
Hazard:
The calipers on the disc brakes can fail, posing a collision hazard.
Remedy:
Replace
Recall Date:
September 19, 2013
Units:
About 6,600 in U.S. and 704 in Canada
Consumer Contact

Shimano American at (800) 353-4719 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or online at www.shimano.com and click on "2013: Updated Voluntary Recall by Shimano" link on the bottom right corner of the page for more information.

Recall Details

Description:

This recall includes all Shimano BR-CX75 aftermarket disc brake calipers and BR-R515 disc brake calipers installed on road and cyclocross bicycles sold by other manufacturers including BMC, Giant, Ibis, Raleigh, Shinola, Specialized and Volagi. "Shimano," "China" and the model number are embossed on the outside of the brake caliper. Both models have either black or silver finishes.   

Remedy:

Consumers should immediately stop using the bicycles with recalled Shimano brakes and contact a Shimano authorized dealer to receive a free installation and replacement of the calipers.   

Incidents/Injuries:

None reported.  

Sold At

Bicycle specialty stores and dealers nationwide from February 2012 through May 2013 for about $75 for the BR-CX75 model disc brake calipers and the BR-R515 model disc brake calipers price was included in the cost of the bicycles where installed.

Importer:

Shimano American Corporation, of Irvine, Calif. 

Manufacturer

Shimano American Corporation, of Irvine, Calif. 

Manufactured In:
China
Recall number:
13-289
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