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SRAM Recalls Zipp Bicycle Quick Releases Due to Crash and Injury Hazards

http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2016/SRAM-Recalls-Zipp-Bicycle-Quick-Releases/

Recall Summary

Name of Product: Zipp® bicycle quick releases

Hazard: The quick releases can fail to engage in the closed position, posing crash and injury hazards to the rider.

Remedy: Replace

Consumers should immediately stop using any bicycles equipped with the recalled quick releases and contact SRAM or their local bicycle dealer for a free replacement quick release.

Consumer Contact: SRAM at 800-346-2928 from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET Monday through Thursday and from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET on Fridays, or visit http://www.sram.com or http://www.zipp.com and click on Recall Notice for more information.

Recall Details

Photos available at http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2016/SRAM-Recalls-Zipp-Bicycle-Quick-Releases/

Units: About 6,400

Description: This recalls involves SRAM’s Zipp stainless steel or titanium quick releases. They were sold as aftermarket components or as part of the 202 DB V2, 303 DB V2, 404 Firestrike V2, 202 Firecrest V3, 303 Firecrest V3, 404 Firecrest V3, 808 Firecrest V3 or 808 NSW wheels. The quick release has a curved, black lever. Zipp appears on the lever. Only quick releases without a marking at the center of the underside of the lever, below the Zipp logo are included on this recall. 

Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received three incident reports of the quick release failing. No injuries have been reported. 

Sold at: Specialty bicycle stores nationwide from March 2015 through December 2015 for about $47 for the stainless steel quick release and about $84 for the titanium quick release. Wheel sets equipped with the quick releases were sold for between $1,000 and $3,600.

Distributor: SRAM LLC, of Chicago, Ill.

Manufacturer: Ful Chee Ent Co., Ltd., of Taichung City, Taiwan

Manufactured in: Taiwan

Retailers: If you are a retailer of a recalled product you have a duty to notify your customers of a recall. If you can, email your clients or include the recall information in your next marketing communication to your clients. Post any Recall Poster at your stores and contact the manufacturer to determine how you will handle any recalls.

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One Comment on “SRAM Recalls Zipp Bicycle Quick Releases Due to Crash and Injury Hazards”

  1. Reblogged this on A Girl, Her Bike, and Their Journey and commented:
    Be careful everyone.

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