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Tektro USA and TRP Recall Bicycle Mechanical Disc Brake Calipers Due to Crash Hazard

WASHINGTON, March 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is an independent federal agency created by Congress in 1973 and charged with protecting the American public from unreasonable risks of serious injury or death from more than 15,000 types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury, call the CPSC hotline at 1-800-638-2772, or visit http//:www.cpsc.gov/talk.html. Further recall information is available at http://www.cpsc.gov.

Recall Summary

Name of Product: Spyre and Spyre SLC dual-piston mechanical disc brake calipers

Hazard: The brake cable actuator arm can over-rotate, dislocating parts, causing the brake calipers to fail. Lack of brakes results in loss of control and a crash hazard, posing a risk of injury to the rider and others.

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop riding bikes equipped with the recalled brake calipers and return the calipers to the original place of purchase or Tektro USA/TRP for a free replacement with an improved version.

Consumer Contact: Tektro USA or TRP customer service toll free at (877) 807-4162 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. MT Monday through Friday, e-mail [email protected] or online at www.tektro-usa.com or www.trpbrakes.com and click on "View All" in the Latest News box, then click on the Spyre Recall for more information.

Photos are available at http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2014/Tektro-USA-and-TRP-Recall-Bicycle-Mechanical-Disc-Brake-Calipers/.

Recall Details

Units: About 2,000

Description: This recall includes Spyre and Spyre SLC dual-piston mechanical disc brake calipers sold as original and aftermarket equipment in 2013. Spyre calipers have a black anodized caliper body and a silver actuator arm with "Spyre" on it. Spyre SLC calipers have a polished aluminum caliper body and a black composite actuator arm with "Spyre SLC" on it. Recalled calipers have a fastening screw with a hollow six-pointed star-shaped head with no markings on it and a 3 millimeter pad adjust screw on the outward side. The recalled calipers were also sold as original equipment on bicycles manufactured or distributed by BTI, Diamond Back Bicycles, Giant Bicycles, Hans Johnson Co (HJC), Kona, Marin Bikes, Quality Bicycle Products, Raleigh America Inc. and Volagi Cycles. Both models were sold with 140 millimeter or 160 millimeter rotors.

Incidents/Injuries: Tektro USA/TRP has received one report of a brake caliper failing in this manner. There have been no reports of injuries or property damage.

Sold at: Retail bicycle shops nationwide and online at universalcycles.com, tektro-usa.com and trpbrakes.com from April 2013 to December 2013 for about $90 for the Spyre caliper and about $110 for the Spyre SLC caliper.

Importer: Tektro USA/TRP, of Ogden, Utah

Manufactured in: Taiwan

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction.  Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals – contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years.

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