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SRAM issues recall on select hydraulic brake calipers

  • By Logan VonBokel
  • Published Nov. 5, 2013
More than 3,500 hydraulic brake calipers are affected by a SRAM recall. Photo: SRAM

SRAM has issued a stop sale on recently shipped Red 22 and S-700 road hydraulic brake calipers. SRAM notified bicycle brands of the stop sale last week, in hopes of quarantining the affected brakes. The company has also reached out to the CPSC to coordinate a safety recall on products that may have made it into the marketplace.

“This is a performance and safety concern,” SRAM said in a release. “There are no reported failures in the field.”

The stop sale applies to 3,553 brake calipers with serial numbers between 36T30993767 and 42T39407156, shipped to distributors and bike brands after September 5. The stop sale only applies to products shipped after this date.

SRAM estimates that less than 500 brakes affected are either on shop floors or in the possession of consumers. Customers who have purchased a bike after September 5 can check their brake’s serial number, located on the caliper. Consumers with calipers that fall within the relevant serial number range should take their bikes into their local shop for a replacement.

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Logan VonBokel

Logan VonBokel

Equally at home on a mountain bike above treeline and chasing down moves in the heat and humidity of a Midwest criterium, Logan Vonbokel is something of an oddity in cycling. Since he first swung a leg over a road bike as a freshman in high school, Logan has been a lover of both cutting-edge technological innovations and the clean lines of classic handmade bikes. Logan joined the tech team in May 2012, bringing with him nearly a decade of high-caliber road racing experience and his undying love for the mud, cowbells, and culture of cyclocross. Logan still races at the Cat. 2 level on the road and in cyclocross, and carries a seldom-used Cat. 1 mountain bike license.

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