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NUNSPEET, Netherlands (November 23) – Shimano announces a voluntary recall of certain models of brake cable sold as repair products for road-racing bicycles Shimano has recently become aware of a quality issue with two types of road racing brake cables (Shimano part # Y80098300, Y80098400 and Y80098110) that were produced as repair products between April […]

NUNSPEET, Netherlands (November 23) – Shimano announces a voluntary recall of certain models of
brake cable sold as repair products for road-racing bicycles

Shimano has recently become aware of a quality issue with two types of road racing brake cables (Shimano part # Y80098300, Y80098400 and Y80098110) that were produced as repair products between April 1st 2003 and March 31st 2004.

As a precaution, Shimano is voluntarily recalling these brake cables, and is offering free replacements to those consumers who purchased, or whose bicycles have been
fitted with, the affected cables.

Shimano part # Y80098300 is a stainless steel brake cable and has only a road racing nipple. Shimano part # Y80098400 and Y80098110 are double end brake cables for ATB and Road.

However, only the road racing nipple is affected by this recall.

It is possible that the tensile strength of the joint between the cable and the nipple may not meet Shimano’s usual standards and that therefore the nipple, when under stress during application of the brake, could pull loose or detach from the cable.

Shimano is not aware of any case in which the nipple has separated from one of these cables during use on a bicycle. However, as the product does not appear to meet Shimano’s usual quality and safety standards, and in an abundance of caution as part of Shimano’s ongoing commitment to the quality and safety of its products, Shimano has decided to voluntarily recall these products and arrange for these cables to be replaced at no cost to
the consumer.

Brake cables packaged in bulk as used by bicycle manufacturers and dealers are not affected
by this recall. No other Shimano brake cables are affected by this recall.

Consumers who have purchased these cables should go to their local Shimano dealer without delay to receive replacement cables free of charge. Consumers who own
road-racing bicycles
that may have been fitted with replacement brake cables after April 2003 should check their cables to see if they might be affected by this recall. Instructions for
doing this can be found at www.shimano-europe.com/cycling. Any consumers who remain unsure whether an
affected cable has been fitted to their road-racing bicycle should, without delay,

arrange for their local dealer to inspect the cable. If the cable is affected by this recall, it will be replaced at no charge.

Full information about this recall is available on Shimano’s website: http://www.shimano-europe.com/cycling

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