January 15, 2014
Part of your responsibility as a serious bicyclist is to keep yourself informed of any bicycle-related recalls announced by federal agencies. This helps ensure that your bicycle does not have any defective parts or components that can increase your risk of an accident.
A number of bicycle-related recalls have been announced recently by the Consumer Product Safety Commission. Recently, the agency also announced the recall of a line of bicycle brake models due to the risk that these brake systems can fail, posing a serious bicycle accident risk. The products that are being recalled here are the SRAM Hydraulic Road Rim Brakes and Hydraulic Road Disc Brakes.
According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, there is a defect in these brake systems which could cause the brakes to fail while the bicycle is in operation. California bicycle accident lawyers believe that there There is a serious risk that the bicyclist could be involved in a potentially injurious accident.
Approximately 25,350 units of these brakes are being recalled. The recall includes the SB Red Hydraulic Road Disc, SB Red Hydraulic Road Rim, SB 700 Hydraulic Road Disc and SB 700 Hydraulic Road Rim. These brake systems are used as either front or rear and brakes. For a more detailed list of the brakes that are included in the recall, visit the Consumer Product Safety Commission web page. The bicycles have been manufactured by SRAM LLC, Chicago.
These malfunctioning brakes have been linked to several accidents, not just in the United States, but also abroad. Overall, the company has received at least 95 reports of brake failures in the United States alone. Out of these, one brake failure involved an accident that resulted in injuries.
The company is asking all owners of bicycles that come equipped with these defective brake systems, to immediately contact a SRAM dealer near them, and get the defective brake components replaced free of charge.