WASHINGTON, D.C. – 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: Revl carbon bicycle brakes
Units: About 500
Importer: Perigeum Development Inc., dba The Hive, of Petaluma, Calif.
Hazard: The cable clamping area of the bicycle brakes can crack over time, causing the brakes to fail. This could pose a fall or crash hazard to the cyclist.
Incidents/Injuries: No injuries have been reported.
Description: The recall involves black Revl carbon road bicycle brakes with date codes 41B, 44B, 45B, 53B, 13C and 16C printed on the underside of the carbon brake arms. “Revl” is printed on the brake.
Sold at: Bicycle specialty stores nationwide from September 2009 through August 2010 for about $390 per set.
Manufactured in: Taiwan
Remedy: 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.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact The Hive at (800) 801-9936 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday
To see this recall on CPSC’s web site, including a picture of the recalled product, please go to: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml11/11010.html
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Office of Information and Public Affairs
Washington, DC 20207
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 14, 2010
Firm’s Recall Hotline: (800) 801-9936
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908