Shimano American Recalls Disc Brake Calipers Due to Collision Hazard

Shimano American has collaborated with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission to announce a recall on September 19, 2013 for Disc Brake Calipers.

In accordance to the safety notice, the calipers on the disc brakes can fail, posing a collision hazard.

About 6,600 Disc Brakes were distributed in the United States, and 704 in Canada. Bicycles were sold at bicycle specialty stores and dealers nationwide from February 2012 through May 2013. To date, there have been no reported injuries or collisions due to recalled product.

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. 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. Call Shimano American at (800) 353-4719.

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