Defective Aluminum Bicycle Hubs Recalled Following Reports of Personal Injury

Defective Aluminum Bicycle Hubs Recalled Following Reports of Personal Injury
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February 13, 2015

About 12,000 aluminum bicycle hubs are being recalled following reports of a defect that caused personal injury.

The hub flange ring on the front hub can fail, which can cause the wheel to collapse. The company received two reports of collapsing wheels, one of which resulted in a concussion.

The recall affects Zipp 88 aluminum hubs with a flange ring that is gray aluminum in the standard option and blue, gold, gray, pink or red in the ZedTech options. The first version of the 88 hub is the only one affected by the recall. The first version has the Z logo on the flange ring.

The hubs were sold with five bike brands and sold separately. A complete list of affected bikes can be found on the Consumer Product Safety Commission website.

The hubs were sold at specialty bicycle retailers nationwide for between $125 and $12,000 depending on whether they were sold alone or with a set. They were sold between October 2008 and December 2010.

Consumers should immediately stop using bicycles equipped with the recalled Zipp 88 front hub and contact SRAM for a free replacement hub.