Recall: Shimano Bike Disc Brake Calipers
On 2013-09-19, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Shimano Bike Disc Brake Calipers due to a potential collision hazard. This product sold new beginning in February 2012 for about $75.
About 7,000 units are involved in this Shimano bike brake caliper recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 11th 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) 353-4719
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What is the problem?
The calipers on the disc brakes can fail, posing a collision hazard.
How can I tell if I own this 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.
This product was also recalled in Canada. Health Canada's press release is available at http://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/hc-sc/2013/35753r-eng.php
These items were sold new+ 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.
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 using the bicycles with recalled Shimano brakes and contact a Shimano authorized dealer to receive a free installation and replacement of the calipers.
Shimano American at (800) 353-4719 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or online at www.shimano.com and click on "2013: Updated Voluntary Recall by Shimano" link on the bottom right corner of the page for more information.
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
+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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