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Shimano Aftermarket Road Brake Cables Recall

 

Important Recall Notice


ROAD BIKE CABLES SOLD AS AFTERMARKET PRODUCT FOR ROAD BRAKE LEVERS

Shimano has recently become aware of a potential problem with Road Brake Cables sold as aftermarket product and is conducting a voluntary recall. Please read the following for details.

Name of product: Brake Inner Cables for adult bikes with drop-style handlebars (road-racing bicycles) – Part Number Y80098300/Z80098300, and double-end brake cables Number Y80098110/Z80098110 and Number Y80098400/Z80098400 (10-pack).

Potential Hazard: The road cable end could detach from the cable during braking, possibly causing the rider to lose control and fall.

Description: Part Number Y80098400/Z80098400 is a dual-ended brake cable (road end and ATB end on same cable) packaged in quantities of 10 pcs of 1.6mm x 1700mm cable. Individual packages will have Part Number Y80098110/Z80098110.

Part Number Y80098300/Z80098300 is packaged only with 1 piece of 1.6mm x 1700mm road cable.

All affected cables are those that are new and unused or in use on a road-type lever and do not have a production code.

Cables installed on mountain bikes, bmx bikes or flat-handlebar bikes are not affected.

Sold at: Affected cables were sold to North American distributors and dealers as aftermarket parts.
Affected Period: They were produced from April of 2003 until March of 2004.
Manufactured in: Osaka, Japan.

REMEDY / CONTACT:
Stop riding the potentially affected bicycle immediately and bring it in to us for verification. You may also contact Shimano American toll free at 1-800-353-4719 (Monday through Friday 8:00am–5:00pm P.T.) for assistance. The recall of the road brake cables is being conducted in conjunction with the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission, which is monitoring the recall effort for effectiveness.

 
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