SRAM recalls ZIPP 86v6, 88v7 and 88v8 Front Bicycle Wheel Hubs

Starting date:
March 16, 2016
Posting date:
March 16, 2016
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Sports/Fitness
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Fall Hazard
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-57544

Joint recall with Health Canada, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (US CPSC) and SRAM, LLC

Affected products

ZIPP 88v6, 88v7 and 88v8 Front Bicycle Wheel Hubs

Product description

This recall involves SRAM’s Zipp bicycle wheel hubs. The model names of the affected hubs are ZIPP 88v6, 88v7 and 88v8.  It can be identified by the Z logo printed on the hub.  The wheel hubs come in black, silver and falcon grey.  The diameter of the clinch nut is approximately 3.71 centimetres (1.46 inches).  Some of the hubs were sold as part of wheel sets installed on new bicycles. 

The following is a list of affected bicycle brands and models:
Brand Year Model
Cannondale 2010 Slice Hi-Mod SuperX SRAM Red
2011 SuperX SRAM RED
2013 Slice RS Black Edition
Jamis 2010 Xenith T2
2011 Xenith SL
Xenith T2
Felt 2009 AR Team
DA
2010 AR1 Team
DA
DA Di2
B2 Pro

Specialized

2012 S-Works SHIV DI2 X2
S-Works TARMAC SL4 SRAM NEW RED X2
S-Works VENGE MCLAREN X2
S-Works VENGE DI2 X2
2013 S-Works VENGE S-RECORD EPS X2
S-Works TARMAC SL4 DI2 X2

Hazard identified

The front hub flange can fail, posing a fall hazard.

Health Canada has not received any reports of consumer incidents or injuries related to the use of these front wheel hubs in Canada.

In the United States, SRAM has received 1 report of the hub flange failure that could have led to the wheel collapsing.  No injuries were reported.

Number sold

Approximately 2,900 units of the recalled front wheel hubs were sold in Canada, and approximately 54,000 of the recalled products were sold in the United States.

Time period sold

The recalled front wheel hubs were sold from May 2010 to January 2015 at specialty bicycle retailers.

Place of origin

Manufactured in the United States and Spain.

Companies

Manufacturer
Prodigy Group
Mooresville
Indiana
UNITED STATES
Manufacturer
Decoletaje y Fijación
Arrigorriaga
Biscay
SPAIN

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using bicycles equipped with the recalled Zipp front hubs and contact SRAM or their local bicycle dealer for a free replacement hub.

For more information, consumers can contact SRAM toll free at 1-800-346-2928 between 9:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. EST, Monday through Thursday, and 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. EST on Friday.  Consumers can also visit SRAM's or Zipp's websites for more information.

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.

This recall is also posted on the OECD Global Portal on Product Recalls website. You can visit this site for more information on other international consumer product recalls.