Shimano American Recalls Disc Brake Calipers Due to Collision Hazard

The calipers on the disc brakes can fail. The bike component is installed on various brands of road and cyclocross bicycles.

Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Recall date: September 19, 2013
Recall number: 13-289
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  • Shimano BR-CX75 disc brake caliper model number

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    Shimano BR-CX75 disc brake caliper model number

  • Shimano BR-CX-75 disc brake

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    Shimano BR-CX-75 disc brake

  • Shimano BR-R515 disc brake model number

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    Shimano BR-R515 disc brake model number

  • Shimano BR-R515 disc brake

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    Shimano BR-R515 disc brake

Recall Summary

Name of product:

Disc brake calipers  

Hazard:

The calipers on the disc brakes can fail, posing a collision hazard.

Consumer Contact:

Shimano American at (800) 353-4719 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or online at www.shimano.com and click on “2013: Updated Voluntary Recall by Shimano” link on the bottom right corner of the page for more information.

Report an Incident Involving this Product

Recall Details

In conjunction with

at http://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/hc-sc/2013/35753r-eng.php
Units

About 6,600 in U.S. and 704 in Canada

Description

This recall includes all Shimano BR-CX75 aftermarket disc brake calipers and BR-R515 disc brake calipers installed on road and cyclocross bicycles sold by other manufacturers including BMC, Giant, Ibis, Raleigh, Shinola, Specialized and Volagi. “Shimano,” “China” and the model number are embossed on the outside of the brake caliper. Both models have either black or silver finishes.   

Incidents/Injuries

None reported.  

Remedy

Consumers should immediately stop using the bicycles with recalled Shimano brakes and contact a Shimano authorized dealer to receive a free installation and replacement of the calipers.   

Sold at

Bicycle specialty stores and dealers nationwide from February 2012 through May 2013 for about $75 for the BR-CX75 model disc brake calipers and the BR-R515 model disc brake calipers price was included in the cost of the bicycles where installed.

Manufacturer

Shimano American Corporation, of Irvine, Calif. 

Manufactured in

China

  • Shimano BR-CX75 disc brake caliper model number

  • Shimano BR-CX-75 disc brake

  • Shimano BR-R515 disc brake model number

  • Shimano BR-R515 disc brake