Sunday, July 01, 2007

4/10/07 Bicyle Brake Caliper Sets

Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 346-2928
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

SRAM Corp. Recalls Bicycle Brake Caliper Sets Due to Crash Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in
cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary
recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using
recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of product: SRAM Force Road Brake Caliper Sets

Units: About 5,400 units

Importer: SRAM Corp., of Chicago, Ill.

Hazard: The brake caliper sets could break and detach from the bicycle's
fork or frame. This could cause the rider to lose control and crash.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: The recall involves the SRAM Force Road Brake Calipers sets
sold as aftermarket components. The brake caliper sets have "SRAM Force"
and some have a date or production code embossed on the unit.

The SRAM brake caliper sets may have also been installed on the
following makes and models of bicycles: Specialized (S-Works Tarmac SL,
S-Works Roubaix); Trek (Project One Madone models); Fuji (Fuji SL1);
Scott USA (Addict R3); Bianchi (Bianchi 928 SL); Kuota (Kuota KOM, Kuota
KREDO, Kuota KEBEL); Orbea (Orca, Aqua, Loboular, Opal, Arin, Aqua Dama,
Dama Race and Diva); Kestrel (Evoke SL/Force, RT700/Force), Titus
(Vuelo, Solera) and Sampson (Diablo).

Sold at: Specialty bicycle retailers nationwide sold individual brake
caliper sets from July 2006 through January 2007 for about $270 and
bicycles which included these sets through March 2007 for between $3,000
and $7,300.

Manufactured in: Taiwan

Remedy: Consumers should stop using bicycles equipped with these brake
caliper sets immediately and contact their bicycle retailer for a free
replacement.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact SRAM at (800)
346-2928 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or visit the
firm's Web site at www.sram.com

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