Recall Date: March 16, 2016
Recall Number: 16-122
Name of Product: Zipp 88 aluminum front hubs
Hazard: The hub flanges on the front hubs can fail, posing a crash and injury hazard.
Remedy: Replace Consumers should immediately stop using bicycles equipped with the recalled front hubs and contact SRAM or local bicycle dealer for a free replacement hub.
Consumer Contact: SRAM at 800-346-2928 between 9 a.m. and 8 p.m. ET Monday through Thursday and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET on Friday, or visit www.sram.com or www.zipp.com and click on “Recall Notice” for more information.
Units: About 54,000 (In addition, about 2,900 were sold in Canada)
Description: This recall includes SRAM’s Zipp bicycle wheel hubs. The model names of the affected hubs are ZIPP 88v6, 88v7 and 88v8. The Z logo is printed on the hub. The wheel hubs come in black, silver and falcon grey. The diameter of the clinch nut is approximately 1.46 inches. Some of the hubs were sold as part of wheel sets installed on new bicycles. SRAM will post a list of affected bicycle brands and models on its website at www.sram.com.
Incidents/Injuries: SRAM has received one report in the U.S. of hub flange failure that could have led to wheel collapse. No injuries have been reported in the U.S.
Sold at: Speciality bicycle stores nationwide from May 2010 through January 2015. The front hubs sold for about $215. Complete front wheels with the hubs sold for between $1,035 and $1,325. The front wheel was also sold as a wheel set with a rear wheel for between $2,300 and $2,950.
Distributor: SRAM LLC, of Chicago, Ill.
Manufacturers: Prodigy Group, of Mooresville, Ind. and Decoletaje Y Fujacion, of Spain.
Manufactured in: U.S. and Spain
Note: Health Canada's press release is available at: http://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/hc-sc/2016/57544r-eng.php