SRAM Steps Up Recall Road Hydro Brakes
CHICAGO, USA – During recent cyclocross races in the US, in sub-freezing temperatures, several failures were reported on SRAM’s hydraulic road brakes. Early November SRAM already announced a technical issue with these brakes, but described these as a performance and safety concern with no reported failures in the field.
In a statement SRAM announces that the finding during cyclocross racing shows that in cold conditions the master cylinder seals failed to hold pressure resulting in abrupt loss of brake power, and an inability to stop the bike. These failures are related to the product that is outside the originally stated date code range and unrelated to the original failure mode says SRAM in a press release.
Stop using the bike
As a result SRAM issued a recall and requests anyone who has a bike equipped with SRAM RED 22 and S-700 hydraulic road brakes stop using the bike immediately. All products shipped to date, and currently in the market or in inventory will be recalled.
Further SRAM asks its bike brand customers, OE factories, distributors and dealers to cease all sales and shipments of SRAM RED 22 and S-700 hydraulic road brakes. A total of approximately 19,000 brake systems have been shipped to date into the global market.
Replacement of product
Quarantine efforts currently underway with factories, bike brands, and distributors will be broadened to include all dealers with inventory on bikes, or as aftermarket product. Additional information related to timing and replacement of the product will be forthcoming.
To keep all customers informed with the latest information related to the road hydraulic brake recall SRAM developed a website: http://sramroadhydraulicbrakerecall.com