SRAM Hydraulic Bicycle Brake Recall [Australia]


Australia ACCC RecallAustralia/Canberra: SRAM LLC recalls some SRAM RED 22 or SRAM SB 700 Hydraulic Bicycle Brakes due to brake failure, injury, crash hazards. ACCC: http://ht.ly/ti8av

Direct link: http://www.recalls.gov.au/content/index.phtml/itemId/1055317

SRAM Hydraulic Bicycle Brakes

Additional information:
The Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (“ACCC”) reports the following Hydraulic Bicycle Brakes are subject to this recall:

  • SRAM RED 22 or SRAM SB 700 Hydraulic Road Disc Brake or Hydraulic Road Rim Brake, affected serial number range: 20T3XXXXXXX to 50T3XXXXXXX

According to the ACCC, the master piston seal is unable to prevent the ingestion of air into the system under certain field conditions. This reduces the ability of the system to generate braking pressure and can lead to brake failure. In addition, a smaller number of the units were determined to have been manufactured with a significant void inside the molded hood component of the brake lever.

When squeezing the brake lever with very high force, the fluid bursts the thin barrier between the fluid reservoir and the void. This essentially expands the fluid reservoir volume, resulting in an immediate loss in braking power. If this happens, the rider may experience complete loss of braking function, loss of braking performance, in the worst case scenario, loss of control and a crash.

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ACCC PRA number: 2014/13945
Recalls Direct RIN: 3085-2014
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