SRAM Road Hydraulic Brake Recall Update

SRAM Road Hydraulic Brake Recall Update

 

SRAM Road Hydraulic Brake Recall

 

By Simon Whiten

 

SRAM are set to order a recall of all of their Road Hydraulic Brake systems sold thus far, both disc and rim brake.

 

They advise that you STOP USE IMMEDIATELY.

 

UPDATE: SRAM has have developed a website to keep all customers informed with the latest information related to the SRAM road hydraulic brake recall. This website will be constantly updated. sramroadhydraulicbrakerecall.com

 

The release reads:

 

On November 4th SRAM identified and announced a technical issue with respect to a narrow production range of its RED 22 and S-700 Hydraulic Road Brakes. At that time, it was described as a performance and safety concern with no reported failures in the field.

 

It has recently come to our attention that during last weekend’s Cyclocross racing in the US, in sub freezing temperatures, several failures were reported. In these conditions the master cylinder seals failed to hold pressure resulting in abrupt loss of brake power, and an inability to stop the bike. These failures are related to product that is outside the originally stated date code range and unrelated to the original failure mode. No injuries have been reported to date.

 

As a result of this new finding, SRAM requests that anyone who has a bike equipped with SRAM Hydraulic Disc or Hydraulic Rim Brakes stop using the bike immediately. All products shipped to date, and currently in the market or in inventory will be recalled.

 

SRAM RED 22

 

Further, we are asking our Bike Brand customers, OE factories, Distributors and Dealers to cease all sales and shipments of SRAM RED 22 and S-700 Hydraulic Road Brakes. A total of approximately 19,000 brake systems have been shipped to date into the global market.

 

Quarantine efforts currently underway with Factories, Bike Brands, and Distributors will be broadened to include all Dealers with inventory on bikes, or as Aftermarket product. Additional information related to timing and replacement of product will be forthcoming.
 
SRAM RED 22
 

As originally announced we have reported this issue to the US CPSC and will be cooperating with the agency to announce a Safety Recall. We will also be contacting and working closely with appropriate like agencies in Europe and globally.

 

SRAM engineering and manufacturing is committed to the highest Quality standards. On behalf of all employees at SRAM we apologize for the business disruption to our customers business and to the individuals who have placed their trust in our products.

 

Thank you,
SRAM LLC

 

SRAM Website

 
[rps-include blog=127.0.0.1 post=29548]

 

One thought on “SRAM Road Hydraulic Brake Recall Update

Leave a Reply

%d bloggers like this: