|Office of Information and Public Affairs||Washington, DC 20207|
|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE|
|July 17, 2001||CPSC Contact: Yolanda Fultz-Morris|
|Release # 01-200||(301) 504-0580 Ext. 1219|
PRODUCT: Magura Bicycle Brakes - Magura USA, of Olney, Ill., is voluntarily recalling about 360 hydraulic disc brakes. These 2001 Gustav M hydraulic disc brakes are the only Gustav brakes with silver brake levers. Bicycle stores sold the brakes nationwide from September 2000 through May 2001 for about $260 each. They were also sold with Cannondale MT 4000 tandem bicycles.
PROBLEM: The brakes could fail, causing the rider to lose control of the bicycle, fall and suffer serious injuries.
INCIDENTS/INJURIES: Magura has received no reports of incidents or injuries.
WHAT TO DO: Consumers should stop using bicycles with these brakes
immediately and contact their local dealer for repair. For a free Gustav
M Brake Upgrade Kit, contact your local Magura dealer. For more information,
call toll-free at (800) 448-3876 between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission protects the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death from 15,000 types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury, call CPSC's hotline at (800) 638-2772 or CPSC's teletypewriter at (800) 638-8270, or visit CPSC's web site at http://www.cpsc.gov/talk.html. For information on CPSC's fax-on-demand service, call the above numbers or visit the web site at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/pubs/103.html. To order a press release through fax-on-demand, call (301) 504-0051 from the handset of your fax machine and enter the release number. Consumers can obtain this release and recall information at CPSC's web site at http://www.cpsc.gov.