Magura USA Recalls Bicycle Hydraulic Disc Brakes Due to Collision Hazard

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product because the product could cause personal injuries or death due to product liability. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of product:

Bicycle Hydraulic Disc Brakes

Hazard:

The brakes can fail in low temperatures, posing a collision hazard.

Consumer Contact:

Magura USA at (800) 448-3876 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or online at http://www.maguradirect.com and click on “Recall Information.”

Recall Details

Units

2,800

Description

Magura MT 6 and MT 8 hydraulic disc brakes are being recalled. The brakes consist of a brake lever and master cylinder that attach to the handlebars, a hose that runs between the master cylinder and the caliper which attaches to the rear wheel.

The MT 6 brake system is black and silver. The MT 8 brake system is black and red. Both brake systems have the Magura logo and letters “MT” on the master cylinder, and the word “Magura” on the caliper. The word “Six” is on the brake lever of the MT 6 and the word “Eight” is on the brake lever of the MT 8.

MT 6 and MT 8 brake systems with manufacture date codes between March 1, 2011 and May 31, 2012 are being recalled. A date code in format Y/MM/DD between 10301 and 20531 is located on the caliper. Additionally, all MT 6 and MT 8 brake systems without date codes are being recalled.

Incidents/Injuries

No incidents or injuries have been reported.

Remedy

Consumers should immediately stop riding bicycles equipped with the recalled brakes and contact Magura USA for a free repair.

Sold at

Bicycle retailers and distributors in the U.S. between January 2011 and March 2013 for between $269 to $379.

Importer

Magura USA, of Olney, Ill.

Manufacturer

Magura Germany

Manufactured in

Bad Urach, Germany

Source:  http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2013/Magura-USA-Recalls-Bicycle-Hydraulic-Disc-Brakes/

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