Bike Brake Recall – Cable Failure Could Cause Bicycle Crash
The California bicycle company announced a recall of about 500 bike brakes due to their risk of failure. The company, The Hive, said that “the cable clamping area of the bicycle brakes can crack over time, causing the brakes to fail,” which could increase the risk of a crash. According to news accounts, the recall involves black Revl carbon road bicycle brakes with date codes 41B, 44B, 45B, 53B, 13C and 16C.
Consumers should stop using their bicycles with these recalled brakes and contact The Hive for replacement parts and instruction to repair their brakes or contact their retailer to perform the repair free of charge. The 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 the CPSC about it by visiting the Commission online or by calling:
Firm’s Recall Hotline: (800) 801-9936
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772