Magura USA is recalling 2,800 sets of bicycle hydraulic disc brakes. The brakes can fail in low temperatures, posing a collision hazard.
The bicycle brakes being recalled are Magura MT 6 and MT 8 hydraulic disc brakes. The brakes consist of a brake lever and master cylinder that attach to the handlebars, a hose that runs between the master cylinder and the caliper which attaches to the rear wheel.
The MT 6 brake system is black and silver. The MT 8 brake system is black and red. Both brake systems have the Magura logo and letters 'MT' on the master cylinder, and the word 'Magura' on the caliper. The word 'Six' is on the brake lever of the MT 6 and the word 'Eight' is on the brake lever of the MT 8.
The recalled brake systems will have a manufacture date code between March 1, 2011 and May 31, 2012. A date code in format Y/MM/DD between 10301 and 20531 is located on the caliper.
Additionally, all MT 6 and MT 8 brake systems without date codes are also being recalled.
The brakes affected by this recall were sold at bicycle retailers and distributers in the U.S. between January 2011 and March 2013.
Consumers should immediately stop riding bicycles equipped with the recalled brakes and contact Magura USA for a free repair.
For more information on this recall, contact Magura USA toll-free at 800-448-3876.