WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Perigeum Development Inc. (dba The Hive), issued a voluntary recall of about 500 Revl carbon bicycle brakes.
The cable clamping area of the bicycle brakes can crack over time, causing the brakes to fail. This could pose a fall or crash hazard to the cyclist. No injuries have been reported.
The recall involves black Revl carbon road bicycle brakes with date codes 41B, 44B, 45B, 53B, 13C and 16C printed on the underside of the carbon brake arms. "Revl" is printed on the brake.
These were sold at bicycle specialty stores nationwide from September 2009 through August 2010 for about $390 per set. They were manufactured in Taiwan.
Consumers should stop using their bicycles with these recalled brakes and contact The Hive for replacement parts and instruction to repair their brakes or contact their retailer to perform the repair free of charge.
For additional information, contact The Hive at (800) 801-9936 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday