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Injury reports prompt SRAM to recall its aluminum bicycle hubs

Posted on February 20, 2015 10:47 am under Bicycle Accidents

Bicycle component manufacturer SRAM issued a voluntary recall of its Zip 88 aluminum hubs for bicycle wheels after learning that the components have a defective flange ring on the front hub that can fail and cause crashes, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission reported on February 12.

The company already received two reports of crashes that led to bruises, stitches, lacerations, and, in one instance, a concussion. The affected components have the Z logo inscribed on the flange ring, while components not affected by the recall contain none. About 12,000 defective aluminum hubs are being recalled, which were installed on five bicycle brands – Cannondale, Orbea, Felt, Giant, and Specialized.

Consumers are advised not to use bicycles with defective aluminum hubs, and to get in touch with SRAM immediately for a free replacement.

Using a bicycle with a defective component may cause tremendous harm to you and to others. Do not delay taking legal action after being hurt by a defective bicycle in Appleton. The legal team at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® might be able to help you file a case against the negligent manufacturers. Call us at (414) 271-0900 and have your case assessed for free.