Recall: Magura Bicycle Hydraulic Disc Brakes
On 2013-03-21, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Magura Bicycle Hydraulic Disc Brakes due to a potential collision hazard. This product sold new beginning in January 2011 for about $269 to $379.
About 3,000 units are involved in this Magura bicycle brakes recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 3rd recall of products in the Bicycles, Bikes & Accessories category in 2013.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 230 similar recalls,
involving about 4 million product units.
Company Contact Information:
Phone: (800) 448-3876
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What is the problem?
The brakes can fail in low temperatures, posing a collision hazard.
How can I tell if I own this product?
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.
These items were sold new+ at Bicycle retailers and distributors in the U.S. between January 2011 and March 2013 for between $269 to $379.
What should I do if I own this recalled product?
First, stop using the item.
Then, add the item to a free, private Items I Own account. This will enable you to easily access the CPSC and recalling company's remedy instructions as well as track your progress toward getting the item returned or fixed. Click "I Own THIS Item" to continue.
The CPSC provides the following remedy information:
Consumers should immediately stop riding bicycles equipped with the recalled brakes and contact Magura USA for a free repair.
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."
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
No incidents or injuries have been reported.
+WeMakeItSafer cautions consumers that recalled items may have been acquired at different locations, prices and times than specified in the CPSC recall announcement. This is especially true for items purchased in online marketplaces, resale shops or yard sales. More information may be available at CPSC.gov.
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