Magura USA Recalls Bicycle Hydraulic Disc Brakes Due to Collision Hazard
WASHINGTON, March 21, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumers should stop using this product, which is being recalled voluntarily, unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of product: Bicycle Hydraulic Disc Brakes
Hazard: The brakes can fail in low temperatures, posing a collision hazard.
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop riding bicycles equipped with the recalled brakes and contact Magura USA for a free repair.
Consumer Contact: Magura USA at (800) 448-3876 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or online at www.maguradirect.com and click on "Recall Information."
Photos are available at http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2013/Magura-USA-Recalls-Bicycle-Hydraulic-Disc-Brakes.
Description: Magura MT 6 and MT 8 hydraulic disc brakes are being recalled. The brakes consist of a brake lever and master cylinder that attach to the handlebars, a hose that runs between the master cylinder and the caliper which attaches to the rear wheel.
The MT 6 brake system is black and silver. The MT 8 brake system is black and red. Both brake systems have the Magura logo and letters "MT" on the master cylinder, and the word "Magura" on the caliper. The word "Six" is on the brake lever of the MT 6 and the word "Eight" is on the brake lever of the MT 8.
MT 6 and MT 8 brake systems with manufacture date codes between March 1, 2011 and May 31, 2012 are being recalled. A date code in format Y/MM/DD between 10301 and 20531 is located on the caliper. Additionally, all MT 6 and MT 8 brake systems without date codes are being recalled.
Incidents/Injuries: No incidents or injuries have been reported.
Sold at: Bicycle retailers and distributors in the U.S. between January 2011 and March 2013 for between $269 to $379.
Importer: Magura USA, of Olney, Ill.
Manufacturer: Magura Germany
Manufactured in: Bad Urach, Germany
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (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 us about your experience with the product on SaferProducts.gov.
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SOURCE U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission