The Hive, which recently merged with e*thirteen to produce some sick cranks (DH post, XC review), has announced a recall of their equally sick looking (and apparently actually sick) REVL full carbon road brakes due to possible cracking around the cable bolt that could result in the cable coming loose and not being able to actuate the brakes.
Full recall info behind the jump…
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. Â 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.
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.Â Please tell us about it by visiting https://www.cpsc.gov/cgibin/incident.aspx
Firm’s Recall Hotline: (800) 801-9936
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772