US/Washington: Tektro USA and TRP recalls some Bicycle Mechanical Disc Brake Calipers due to crash hazard. CPSC: http://ht.ly/uwWQj
The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (“CPSC”) reports this recall includes some Spyre and Spyre SLC Dual-Piston Mechanical Disc Brake Calipers sold as original and aftermarket equipment in 2013. Spyre Calipers have a black anodized caliper body and a silver actuator arm with the brand “Spyre” on it. Spyre SLC Calipers have a polished aluminum caliper body and a black composite actuator arm with “Spyre SLC” on it.
Recalled calipers have a fastening screw with a hollow six-pointed star-shaped head with no markings on it and a 3 millimeter pad adjust screw on the outward side. The recalled Calipers were also sold as original equipment on bicycles manufactured or distributed by BTI, Diamond Back Bicycles, Giant Bicycles, Hans Johnson Co (HJC), Kona, Marin Bikes, Quality Bicycle Products, Raleigh America.
According to the CPSC, the brake cable actuator arm can over-rotate, dislocating parts, causing the Brake Calipers to fail. Lack of brakes results in loss of control and a crash hazard, posing a risk of injury to the rider and others. Tektro USA/TRP has received one report of a brake caliper failing in this manner. There have been no reports of injuries or property damage.
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Filed under: Sports equipment, Vehicles | Tagged: Bicycle Mechanical Disc Brake Calipers, CPSC recall number: 14-127, crash hazard, Recalls Direct RIN: 3206-2014, Spyre, Spyre SLC Dual-Piston Mechanical Disc Brake Calipers, Tektro USA, TRP |