Shimano Canada Limited recalls disc brake calipers
- Starting date:
- September 19, 2013
- Posting date:
- September 19, 2013
- Type of communication:
- Consumer Product Recall
- Source of recall:
- Health Canada
- Product Safety
- General Public
- Identification number:
Joint recall with Health Canada, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (US CPSC) and Shimano Canada Limited.
Shimano Disc Brake Calipers
This recall involves Shimano’s mechanical cable actuated disc brake calipers for road and cyclocross bikes with model number: BR-CX75 and BR-R515 sold by manufacturers including Specialized, Raleigh, MEC, Giant and Norco. The product model number can be found on the outside of the brake, which is located near the wheel side. All production codes are affected.
The steel balls inside the cam mechanism of the disc brake caliper can fall out of place resulting in a loss of braking power.
Neither Health Canada, the US CPSC, nor Shimano Canada Limited has received any reports of incidents or injuries related to the use of the recalled brake calipers.
Approximately 704 units of the brake calipers were sold in Canada and approximately 6,646 units of the products were sold in the United States at bicycle specialty stores and dealers.
Time period sold
The affected brake calipers were sold from February 2012 to July 2013 in Canada and from February 2012 to May 2013 in the United States.
Place of origin
Manufactured in China.
Shimano Bicycle Component Co., Ltd.
Shimano Canada Limited
What you should do
Consumers should stop using the brakes immediately and contact Shimano for a free replacement and installation information. Replacement brake calipers will have a new model number and are marked by a white circle on the cap.
For more information, contact Shimano Canada Ltd. at 1-800-619-9067 between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's website.
Consumers may view the release by the US CPSC on the Commission's website.
Please note that the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act prohibits recalled products from being redistributed, sold or even given away in Canada.
Health Canada would like to remind Canadians to report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product or any other consumer product or cosmetic by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.
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