Shimano American Recalls Disc Brake Calipers Due to Collision Hazard

     Shimano American Recalls Disc Brake Calipers Due to Collision Hazard

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WASHINGTON, Sept. 19, 2013

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using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or
attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.


Recall Summary

Name of Product: Disc brake calipers

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

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.

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

Photos available at

Recall Details

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.

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

Note:Health Canada's press release is available at

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