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Friday, September 20, 2013

Shimano American Recalls Disc Brake Calipers Due to Collision Hazard

Today's post was shared by U.S. CPSC and comes from www.cpsc.gov

Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

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

Recall Details

In conjunction with

Units

About 6,600 in U.S. and 704 in Canada

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.   

Incidents/Injuries

None reported.  

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.   

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.

Manufacturer

Shimano American Corporation, of Irvine, Calif. 

Manufactured in

China


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