CPSC: GORE® Ride On® Brake Cables Recalled for Fall Hazards

03/06/2012 // WPB, FL, USA // Injury Lawyers News // Nicole Howley

Elkton, MD — The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Health Canada and W.L. Gore & Associates have voluntarily recalled bicycle brake cables for road bikes over fall hazards posed by the defective product. The CPSC announced the recall, which includes the U.S. and Canada, was announced on March 6, 2012.

The recall was issued after discovering that the brake cables installed on the Campagnolo® style brake levers can detach, causing the brakes to fail. This poses a fall hazard to consumers.

“This recall involves GORE® Ride On® Low Friction System brake cables for road bikes and GORE® Ride On® Professional System brake cables for road bikes. The cables are silver and are available with housings in black, white, blue or red. ‘GORE Ride-On’ is printed on the housing for the Low Friction cable. ‘GORE Ride-On Professional’ is printed on the housing for the Professional System cables. The cables are being recalled only if they were installed on road bikes that use a Campagnolo-style brake lever. The ends, or attachment heads, on the Campagnolo systems have the letters ‘C’ ‘CC,’ or ‘RO’ imprinted on them,” the CPSC reported.

The following UPC codes are listed on the back of the brake cable boxes and are included in this recall: 7331324 17926, 7331324 74912, 7331324 74936, 7331324 75148, 7331324 75131, 7331324 45202, 7331324 75162, 7331324 74912, 7331324 45066, 7331324 75155.

Consumers are advised to contact Gore for a free replacement cable kit.

For more information concerning the product recall, consumers can contact Gore toll-free at (888) 914-4673 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit www.rideoncables.com.

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