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SRAM Recalls Zipp Bicycle Quick Releases

  • Zipp quick releases
  • Zipp quick release – side view
  • Only quick releases without a marking at the center of the underside of the lever are included in this recall.
Name of Product:
Zipp® bicycle quick releases
Hazard:
The quick releases can fail to engage in the closed position, posing crash and injury hazards to the rider.
Remedy:
Replace
Recall Date:
March 16, 2016
Units:
About 6,400
Consumer Contact

SRAM at 800-346-2928 from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET Monday through Thursday and from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET on Fridays, or visit www.sram.com or www.zipp.com and click on Recall Notice for more information.

Recall Details

Description:

This recalls involves SRAM's Zipp stainless steel or titanium quick releases. They were sold as aftermarket components or as part of the 202 DB V2, 303 DB V2, 404 Firestrike V2, 202 Firecrest V3, 303 Firecrest V3, 404 Firecrest V3, 808 Firecrest V3 or 808 NSW wheel sets. The quick release has a curved, black lever. Zipp appears on the lever. Only quick releases without a marking at the center of the underside of the lever, below the Zipp logo are included on this recall.  

Remedy:

Consumers should immediately stop using any bicycles equipped with the recalled quick releases and contact SRAM or their local bicycle dealer for a free replacement quick release. 

Incidents/Injuries:

The firm has received three incident reports of the quick release failing. No injuries have been reported. 

Sold At

Specialty bicycle stores nationwide from March 2015 through December 2015 for about $47 for the stainless steel quick release and about $84 for the titanium quick release. Wheel sets equipped with the quick releases were sold for between $1,000 and $3,600.

Manufacturer(s):
Ful Chee Ent Co., Ltd., of Taichung City, Taiwan
Manufactured In:
Taiwan
Distributor(s):

SRAM LLC, of Chicago, Ill.

Recall number:
16-121
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