After beginning the process of corralling affected brake calipers with OEM factories, distributors, and bike companies last week, SRAM has officially announced that there will be a safety recall for select hydraulic road brakes. Affected brakes include both hydraulic rim and disc brakes in the Red 22 and S-700 component lines. So far there haven’t been any reported failures on the road, but the recall is due to an unspecified “performance and safety concern.”
The number of affected brakes is smaller than initially reported and only includes brakes with serial numbers from 36T30993767 to 42T39407156. If you have purchased a brakeset with an implicated serial number, or it was equipped on your bicycle, you are to stop riding the parts and contact your local dealer.
Full press release after the break.
SRAM Road Hydraulic Brake Recall:
SRAM has identified a technical issue with respect to a narrow production range of its RED 22 and S-700 Road Hydraulic road brakes. This is a performance and safety concern. There are no reported failures in the field.
We began proactive quarantine efforts with factories, bike brands and distributors last week. We have reported this issue to the US CPSC and will be cooperating with the agency to announce a safety recall in the near future. We are also working with European consumer administrations.
The affected serial numbers range from 36T30993767 to 42T39407156. This represents 3,553 brakes produced. Based on our investigative and quarantine efforts with our customers, we expect that there are fewer than 500 brakes worldwide in the affected range that are at Dealers or have been purchased by consumers.
The serial number can be found on the brake caliper (rim or disc) and on the outside of the box containing the product. SRAM will issue another notice when the CPSC approved recall launches.
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