Eecycleworks Recalls Bicycle Brakes Due to Fall Hazard

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 28, 2012

Revised September 20, 2013
Release #12-257

Firm's Recall Hotline: (818) 790-5569
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Note: The firm's phone number has changed.

Eecycleworks Recalls Bicycle Brakes Due to Fall Hazard

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: Bicycle brakes

Units: About 400

Distributor: eecycleworks LLC of La Cañada, 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 at (818) 790-5569 between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's website at www.eecycleworks.com


Picture of recalled bicycle brake