WASHINGTON, Aug. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of product: Bicycle brakes
Units: About 400
Distributor: eecycleworks LLC of La Canada, Calif.
Hazard: The bridge of the brakes can crack, posing a fall hazard to riders.
Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received two reports of brakes cracking, one of which resulted in scrapes and bruises.
Description: This recall involves "eebrake" model aftermarket brakes sold between September, 2008 and March, 2011 for use on adult road racing bicycles. The recalled models have both a white "ee" logo on the front of the brakes and a five-digit serial number beginning with either "80xxx" or "09xxx" engraved on either the front or the back of the strut portion of the brake.
Sold at: Specialty bicycle retailers nationwide and eecycleworks.com from September 2008 through March 2011 for between $570 and $590.
Manufactured in: United States
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop riding bicycles with the recalled brakes and contact eecycleworks or the retailer where they purchased the brakes for a free replacement bridge.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, please contact eecycleworks toll-free at (855) 838-6924 between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's website at www.eecycleworks.com.
Photos available at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml12/12257.html
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.
CPSC is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of the thousands of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $900 billion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical, or mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products—such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters, and household chemicals—contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.
Under federal law, it is illegal to attempt to sell or resell this or any other recalled product.
To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury, go online to: SaferProducts.gov, call CPSC's Hotline at (800) 638-2772 or teletypewriter at (301) 595-7054 for the hearing and speech impaired. Consumers can obtain this news release and product safety information at www.cpsc.gov. To join a free e-mail subscription list, please go to www.cpsc.gov/cpsclist.aspx.
Firm's Recall Hotline: (855) 838-6924
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
SOURCE U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission