Shimano American Recalls Disc Brake Calipers Due to Collision Hazard

Washington, DC–(ENEWSPF)–September 19, 2013.  Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Recall date: September 19, 2013
Recall number: 13-289

  • Shimano BR-CX75 disc brake caliper model number
    Shimano BR-CX75 disc brake caliper model number

Recall Summary

Name of product:  Disc brake calipers 

Hazard:  The calipers on the disc brakes can fail, posing a collision hazard.

Consumer Contact:  Shimano American at (800) 353-4719 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or online at www.shimano.com and click on “2013: Updated Voluntary Recall by Shimano” link on the bottom right corner of the page for more information.

Recall Details

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Units:  About 6,600 in U.S. and 704 in Canada

Description:  This recall includes all Shimano BR-CX75 aftermarket disc brake calipers and BR-R515 disc brake calipers installed on road and cyclocross bicycles sold by other manufacturers including BMC, Giant, Ibis, Raleigh, Shinola, Specialized and Volagi. “Shimano,” “China” and the model number are embossed on the outside of the brake caliper. Both models have either black or silver finishes.   

Incidents/Injuries:  None reported.  

Remedy:  Consumers should immediately stop using the bicycles with recalled Shimano brakes and contact a Shimano authorized dealer to receive a free installation and replacement of the calipers.   

Sold at:  Bicycle specialty stores and dealers nationwide from February 2012 through May 2013 for about $75 for the BR-CX75 model disc brake calipers and the BR-R515 model disc brake calipers price was included in the cost of the bicycles where installed.

Manufacturer:  Shimano American Corporation, of Irvine, Calif. 

Manufactured in:  China

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about your experience with the product on SaferProducts.gov

CPSC is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of the thousands of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $900 billion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC’s work to ensure the safety of consumer products – such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals – contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.

Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly-announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission.

To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury go online to www.SaferProducts.gov or call CPSC’s Hotline at (800) 638-2772 or teletypewriter at (301) 595-7054 for the hearing impaired. Consumers can obtain recall information at www.cpsc.gov, on Twitter @OnSafety or by subscribing to CPSC’s free e-mail newsletters.

Source: cpsc.gov