NEWS from CPSC

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

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

CPSC, Firms Announce Recall of Bicycles and Bicycle Components

The following product safety recalls were conducted by firms in cooperation with the CPSC:

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 Friday.
 

Picture of Recalled Bicycle Component

 
 

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