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Shimano Recalling Dura Ace Wheels

Published October 23, 2008

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Shimano American Corp., have voluntary recalled about 275 Dura Ace Carbon Clincher wheels. The manufacturer is Shimano Components SDN of Johor, Malaysia.

The rim surface and spoke hole plugs on the wheel can cause a puncture to the inner tube, resulting in a flat tire. This can cause the rider to lose control and fall.

No injuries have been reported.

This recall involves Shimano Dura Ace Carbon Clincher wheelsets with model number WH-7850 C24CL sold for road racing bicycles. The rim has labels that read "Shimano WH-7850," "Dura Ace," and "Carbon 1380." These wheels are intended for use with high-end adult road racing bicycles.

These wheelsets were sold at bicycle specialty stores and dealers nationwide from April 2008 through August 2008 for about $1,300.

Consumers should stop using the bicycles with the recalled wheels, remove the wheels, and return them to their local bike dealer or retailer for a free inspection and repair.

For more information, contact Shimano American Corp. at (800) 353-4719 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. (PST) Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at bike.shimano.com.

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