The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), an independent federal agency charged with the protection of American’s from unreasonable risk or serious injury due to consumer products, issued a recall this past Monday for a line of SRAM bicycle brakes.
The SRAM Hydraulic Road Rim Brakes and Hydraulic Road Disc Brakes for bicycles have been cited for failure, and pose a potential crash and injury hazard to riders.
The CPSC is calling for replacement of all affected bicycle models, including:
– – SB Red Hydraulic Road Disc
– – SB Red Hydraulic Road rim
– – SB 700 Hydraulic Road Disc
– – SB 700 Hydraulic Road Rim (front or rear)
Consumers will note the following distinguishing features to tell if their products are subject to the recall
– – The SB red brake lever is labeled “RED” on the body of the lever assembly
– – The SB 700 brake lever is labeled “S-Series” on the body of the lever assembly
– – The serial numbers for all recalled brakes have the digit “3” as the fourth digit of the serial number (found at the bottom of the caliper body)
Brakes were sold as aftermarket products, and also available as original equipment on the following bikes:
|Brand Name||Model Name|
|ASI||Fuji Altamira CX 1.1|
|Cannondale||Super X Hi-Mod Black Inc.|
|Diamondback||Steilacoom RCX Carbon Pro Disc|
|Specialized Bicycles||Crux Elite Carbon Disc Rival
Crux Elite Evo Carbon Disc
Crux Expert Carbon Disc Red
Crux Pro Race Carbon Disc Red
Crux Sport E5 Disc Apex
Roubaix SL4 Elite Rival HRR C2
Roubaix SL4 Sport Disc SRAM C2
Ruby Elite Rival HRR
S-works Crux Carbon Disc Red
S-works Roubaix SL4 Disc Red
S-works Tarmac SL4 Red HRR X2
S-works Venge Red HRR X2
Tarmac SL4 Elite Rival HRR M2
Venge Elite Rival HRR M2
So far there have been 95 reports of failing brakes and one minor injury due to the SRAM product line. The CPSC advises that all users discontinue use immediately and contact SRAM to arrange for a free replacement and complimentary $200.00 voucher (or cash value) per customer.
For any questions, please contact the CPSC Consumer Information hotline as follows:
Claude A. Wyle is a partner of Choulos Choulos, and Wyle, a San Francisco based law firm dedicated to representing clients who have been injured by the wrongful conduct of individuals, corporations, public entities, and businesses. Mr. Wyle also frequently sits as a Judge Pro Tem for the city and county of San Francisco.