Friday, February 9, 2007

SRAM issues road brake recall...

SRAM's official statement:


SRAM will conduct a voluntary recall of a limited number of SRAM Force front road brakes which may have faulty titanium mounting bolts. This issue has since been corrected, and does not affect all Force front brake mounting bolts.
SRAM will replace any Force front brake assemblies produced within the specified time frame.

SRAM is currently in the process of contacting all affected customers. While the expected failure rate is low it was determined that it is in the best interest of our customers and consumers to be pro-active in replacing product in question. We have put in place personnel and logistics in each continent to execute the recall as fast and smoothly as possible.

SRAM is actively working with the Consumer Product Safety Commission in the USA on this issue. A CPSC notice will follow this notification in mid February. Replacement brakes are in warehouses in the USA, Europe, and Asia to facilitate the replacement effort. We apologize for the inconvenience to our customers, dealers, and cyclists and remain committed to providing you excellent quality.

Date Codes/Range Affected

  • No date code
  • Original date code range: 01JUNE06 to 15SEPT06 (date code indicated production day, month and year)
  • Current date code range: 35T6XXXXXXX to 39T6XXXXXXX (first two digits indicate week of production, 2006)

The recall does not affect the more economical Rival group; its front brake relies on a steel-mounting bolt, nor does the recall affect all Force brakes. The recall is limited to only front brakes within the above listed date range.

Consumers are instructed to contact their dealer or place of purchase for replacement.

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