SRAM hydraulic road brake recall expected

Company working with US and EU consumer organisations

SRAM are anticipating a formal consumer recall of up to 500 recently produced Red 22 and S-700 hydraulic rim and disc brake systems over a safety issue.

Following the news that SRAM had issued a stop sell of their Hydro Road brakes to frame manufacturers who had fitted the disc brake systems to their bikes, the Chicago company released information about a potential recall

Around 3,500 sets of brakes are affected by the "performance and safety concern," although SRAM says their early "quarantine efforts" with bike makers means they expect fewer than 500 systems to be sitting with dealers or customers.

SRAM said they have contacted the US Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) and EU consumer organisations over the matter and expect a recall to follow.

"SRAM will issue another notice when the CPSC approved recall launches," read the statement.

The affected serial numbers range from 36T30993767 to 42T39407156. The serial number can be found on the brake caliper (rim or disc) and on the outside of the box containing the product.

There have been no reported failures of the brakes on the road.

In August, rival manufacturer Shimano issued a voluntary recall of its road disc brake systems.

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