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SRAM recalls i-Motion internal gear hubs sold on Electra bicycles and in the aftermarket

Published February 22, 2019

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — SRAM is working with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission to recall i-Motion 3 three-speed internal gear hubs with a coaster brake that were sold on some Electra model bicycles with no redundant braking system. The recalled hubs were also sold as aftermarket parts for other bicycles.

The brakes in the gear hubs can fail, posing crash and injury hazards to the rider. SRAM has received five reports of brake failure, resulting in one minor injury to a rider.

Consumers are being told to immediately stop using bicycles with the recalled gear hubs and to contact SRAM or their local bicycle dealer. SRAM will offer to repurchase the affected bicycle at a fair-market, depreciated value, based on the Bicycle Blue Book ( If the consumer prefers to keep their bicycle, SRAM will assist their local bicycle dealer to identify a compatible new hub that can be requested to be installed in place of the affected hub.

The recalled hubs were sold on the following Electra bicycles: Electra Cruiser Custom 3i, Electra Coaster 3i, Electra Hawaii 3i, Electra Hawaii 3i 24 and Electra Straight 8. The bikes were sold at retailers from April 2010 through December 2018 for between $400 and $800. The aftermarket hubs sold for about $90.

The CPSC is directing consumers to contact SRAM at 800-346-2928 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. ET Monday through Thursday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET on Friday or online at or and click on “Recall Notice” for more information.

The CPSC recall notice follows a period during which the agency did not announce some industry recalls due to staffing shortages caused by the partial federal government shutdown.

More information: CPSC recall notice | SRAM recall notice | Canada recall notice.


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