The company has received six reports of accelerated brake pad wear, but no injuries

Hed Cycling Ardennes Black Jet Black rims / Bicycle Rims from Hed Cycling May Wear Out Brake Pads, Posing Crash Hazard
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May 25, 2016

A bicycle manufacturer has announced that it is recalling potentially defective equipment.

Hed Cycling is recalling its Ardennes Black and Jet Black bicycle rims. The rims can cause the brake pads to wear out unexpectedly, posing a crash hazard to the rider. The manufacturer is including about 380 sets of rims in its recall.

The company has received six reports of accelerated brake pad wear. No injuries have been reported.

The recalled rims were manufactured between January 1, 2016 and March 15, 2016. As such, the affected models bear serial numbers beginning with 0116, 0216, or 0316, which are printed near the valve hole on the rim.

Consumers could purchase these products at authorized Hed dealers nationwide and online from January 2016 to March 2016 for between $700 for an individual wheel and $2,400 for a set of wheels.

Owners should immediately stop using the recalled rims and contact HED Cycling for replacement instructions.

Customers with questions about this recall can contact Hed Cycling at (888) 246-3639.