SRAM LLC, of Chicago, Ill., has recalled about 6,400 Zipp® bicycle quick releases. The quick releases can fail to engage in the closed position, posing crash and injury hazards to the rider. 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. The company has received three incident reports of the quick release failing. No injuries have been reported.
The hub flanges on the front hubs can fail, posing a crash and injury hazard. This includes about 54,000 and an additional 2,900 that were sold in Canada. This recall includes SRAM’s Zipp bicycle wheel hubs. The model names of the affected hubs are ZIPP 88v6, 88v7 and 88v8. The Z logo is printed on the hub. The wheel hubs come in black, silver and falcon grey. The diameter of the clinch nut is approximately 1.46 inches. Some of the hubs were sold as part of wheel sets installed on new bicycles. SRAM will post a list of affected bicycle brands and models on its website at www.sram.com. SRAM has received one report in the U.S. of hub flange failure that could have led to wheel collapse. No injuries have been reported in the U.S.
The hubs were sold at specialty bicycle stores nationwide from May 2010 through January 2015. The front hubs sold for about $215. Complete front wheels with the hubs sold for between $1,035 and $1,325. The front wheel was also sold as a wheel set with a rear wheel for between $2,300 and $2,950. Consumers should immediately stop using bicycles equipped with the recalled front hubs and contact SRAM or local bicycle dealer for a free replacement hub. Contact SRAM at 800-346-2928 between 9 a.m. and 8 p.m. ET Monday through Thursday and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET on Friday, or visit www.sram.com or www.zipp.com and click on “Recall Notice” for more information. Photos available at http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2016/SRAM-Recalls-Zipp-Bicycle-Wheel-Hubs/
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