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Hed recalls some rims and wheels because of premature brake-pad wear

Published May 27, 2016

ROSEVILLE, Minn. (BRAIN) — Hed Cycling is recalling about 380 rims because they can cause brake pads to wear out unexpectedly.

The company has received six reports of the rims with textured Turbine Braking Technology causing premature pad wear. No accidents were reported. The rims were made in the U.S. and sold for between $700 for an individual wheel and $2,400 for a set of wheels.

This recall involves Ardennes Black and Jet Black rims manufactured between January 1, 2016 and March 15, 2016. Serial numbers beginning with 0116, 0216 or 0316 are printed near the valve hole on the rim. The recall does not involve disc brake-specific wheels or rims. 

Consumers with the rims are being told to stop using them and contact HED Cycling toll-free at 888-246-3639 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or online at

More information: CPSC notice.


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