Gore recently announced a recall of bicycle brake cables for road bikes. The company is aware of one report of the brake cable detaching. No injuries have been reported.
When the brake cables are installed on Campagnolo® style brake levers, they can detach, causing the brakes to fail and posing a fall hazard.
The bicycle brake cables were sold from January 2008 through January 2012. 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 following UPC codes are listed on the back of the brake cable boxes and are included in this recall:
Approximately 9,700 bicycle brake cables were sold at cicycle specialty shops, sporting goods retailers and Amazon.com and other online retailers nationwide from January 2008 through January 2012 for between $40 and $65.
According to the recall notice, consumers should stop using their bicycles with these recalled brake cables if they are installed on a Campagnolo-style brake lever and contact Gore for a free replacement cable kit. Gore will reimburse consumers for the repair cost. For additional information, contact Gore toll-free at (888) 914-4673 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm’s website at http://www.rideoncables.com
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