Bicycle Hubs, Quick Releases Recalled by SRAM Due to Crash Hazard

Bicycle Hubs, Quick Releases Recalled by SRAM Due to Crash Hazard
Image: Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC)
March 16, 2016

Bicycle component manufacturer SRAM is issuing a pair of recalls for defective parts.

First, the company is recalling its Zipp 88 aluminum front hubs. The hub flanges on the front hubs can fail, posing a crash and injury hazard. About 54,000 parts are potentially impacted.

The model names of the recalled hubs are ZIPP 88v6, 88v7 and 88v8. The Z logo is printed on the hub. The wheel hubs come in black, silver and falcon grey. The diameter of the clinch nut is approximately 1.46 inches. Some of the hubs were sold as part of wheel sets installed on new bicycles.

The company has received one report of hub flange failure that could have led to wheel collapse. No injuries were reported.

Next, SRAM is recalling the Zipp bicycle quick release. The quick releases can fail to engage in the closed position, posing crash and injury hazards to the rider. About 6,400 quick releases are included.

The recalled parts were sold in stainless steel or titanium models. They were sold as aftermarket components or as part of the 202 DB V2, 303 DB V2, 404 Firestrike V2, 202 Firecrest V3, 303 Firecrest V3, 404 Firecrest V3, 808 Firecrest V3, or 808 NSW wheels. The quick release has a curved, black lever. Zipp appears on the lever. Only quick releases without a marking at the center of the underside of the lever, below the Zipp logo are included on this recall.

The company has received three incident reports of the quick release failing. No injuries have been reported.

Consumers could purchase these parts at specialty bicycle stores nationwide. The recalled hubs were sold from May 2010 through January 2015 for about $215. The quick releases were sold from March 2015 through December 2015 for about $47 for the stainless steel model and about $84 for the titanium model.

Owners should immediately stop using any bicycles equipped with the recalled items and contact SRAM or their local bicycle dealer for a free replacement.

Customers with questions about these recalls can contact SRAM at (800) 346-2928.