On April 10, 2007, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and SRAM Corporation jointly announced a recall of the SRAM Force Road Brake Caliper Set.
A flaw made the brakes vulnerable to breaking loose, which offers a number of splendid scenarios for wiping out. The CPSC said that cyclists with these brakes should stop riding immediately and head to a retailer for a free replacement.
About 5,400 sets of these SRAM Force brakes were sold as aftermarket components between July 2006 and January 2007. They sold for around $275-300, The brakes are stamped "SRAM Force," and some units have a date or production code embossed on them as well.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission and SRAM advised in the recall notice that the 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 - SL1
- Scott USA - Addict R3
- 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
- Sampson - Diablo.
These bikes were sold by retailers across the United States through March 2007 for between $3,000 and $7,300.
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
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC website - http://www.cpsc.gov/