Recall: SRAM I-Motion 3 Internal Gear Hubs (coaster Brake Version) For Bicycles
On 2019-02-21, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding SRAM I-Motion 3 Internal Gear Hubs (coaster Brake Version) For Bicycles due to a potential Crash and Injury hazard. This product sold new beginning in April 2010 for about $90 to $800.
About 7,000 units are involved in this Sram bicycle recall. Instance(s) of injuries have been reported. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 1st recall of products in the Bicycles, Bikes & Accessories category in 2019.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 230 similar recalls,
involving about 4 million product units.
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What is the problem?
The brakes in the gear hubs can fail, posing crash and injury hazards to the rider.
Instance(s) of injuries have been reported.
How can I tell if I own this product?
This recall involves SRAM i-Motion 3 three-speed internal gear hubs with a coaster brake installed on bicycles with no redundant braking system. The recalled hubs were sold on the following Electra model bicycles: Electra Cruiser Custom 3i, Electra Coaster 3i, Electra Hawaii 3i, Electra Hawaii 3i 24 and Electra Straight 8. The recalled hubs were also sold as aftermarket parts for other bicycles. The recalled hubs have "SRAM i-Motion 3" printed on the hub shell and a brake arm extending from the axle of the hub.
What should I do if I own this recalled product?
First, stop using the item.
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The CPSC provides the following remedy information:
Consumers should immediately stop using bicycles with the recalled gear hubs and contact SRAM for instructions on how to receive a partial refund.
SRAM at 800-346-2928 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. ET Monday through Thursday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET on Friday or online at www.sram.com or www.zipp.com and click on "Recall Notice" for more information.
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
SRAM has received five reports of brake failure, resulting in one minor injury to a rider.
+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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