SwissStop recalls all EXOTherm disc brake pads

Braking compound can separate from the backplate

SwissStop has issued a recall of all EXOTherm disc brake pads. According to the brake pad manufacturer, the braking compound can separate from the backplate, leading to a crash hazard.

Owners of bicycles equipped with EXOTherm brake pads are urged to stop riding them immediately.

This recall applies to all models of EXOTherm brake pads.

  • SwissStop EXOTherm Disc 25
  • SwissStop EXOTherm Disc 26
  • SwissStop EXOTherm Disc 27
  • SwissStop EXOTherm Disc 28
  • SwissStop EXOTherm Disc 30
  • SwissStop EXOTherm Disc 31
  • SwissStop EXOTherm Disc 32
  • SwissStop EXOTherm Disc 34

Owners are urged to contact their place of purchase to arrange for a return and a full refund.

SwissStop states that all returns to dealers must be received by November 30, 2017. For more information, visit

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