SRAM Recalls Zipp Hubs and Quick Release
CHICAGO, USA – SRAM issued a global recall after it received reports of failures of the Zipp 88 front hub flange as well as its stainless steel or titanium quick releases.
The recall includes the wheels sets featuring the Zipp 88v6, 88v7 or 88v8 aluminium front hub.
Variety of colours
SRAM reports that, “there is no UPC code or serial number on the front hubs. However, the affected ZIPP 88v6, 88v7 and 88v8 aluminium front hubs are identifiable by the presence of a separable flange ring. The geometry of all 3 affected models is the same. The models were offered in a variety of colours, including black, silver, and falcon grey.”
On the North American market the recall includes some 57,000 units. SRAM has not specified the number of numbers sold on other market. The Zipp 88v6, 88v7 and 88v8 were made in the US by Prodigy Group and in Spain by Decoletaje Y Fujacion.
Quick release recall
SRAM also recognized a problem with its Zipp quick release which can fail to engage in the closed position. This recall involves some 18,530 units globally between March and December 2015. These were made by Ful Chee in Taiwan.
The affected quick releases were sold as aftermarket components or as part of the 202 DB V2, 303 DB V2, 404 Firestrike V2, 202 Firecrest V3, 303 Firecrest V3, 404 Firecrest V3, 808 Firecrest V3 or 808 NSW wheels. The quick release has a curved, black lever. The brand name Zipp shows on the lever. Only quick releases without a marking at the centre of the underside of the lever, below the Zipp logo are included on this recall.
Zipp’s new quick releases, which consumers will receive as replacements, contain either a ‘C’ on the back of the lever, or a date code on the back of the lever.