SRAM Recalls 3-Speed IGH with coaster brake in US and Canada
CHICAGO, USA – Late last month SRAM has started a recall in the United States and Canada of its i-Motion 3 internal gear hubs with coaster brakes. The problem that triggered the recall is with the brakes in the gear hubs which can fail, posing crash and injury hazards to the rider. SRAM has received five reports of brake failure, resulting in one minor injury to a rider.
SRAM has sold some 7,000 i-Motion 3 IGH with coaster brakes in the United States and some 700 in Canada. The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission lists that the 3-speed hub is used on various Electra branded models. The recalled hubs were also sold as aftermarket parts for other bicycles.
Sold at IBDs in the US and Canada
The at Heng Ying Machinery Co., Ltd. of Taoyuan City, Taiwan made i-Motion 3 IGH with coaster brakes were sold at specialty bicycle retailers in the U.S. and Canada from April 2010 through December 2018 for between USD 400 and USD 800 for Electra bicycles equipped with the recalled hubs and for about USD 90 for the recalled aftermarket gear hubs.
Consumers should immediately stop using bicycles with the recalled gear hubs and contact SRAM for instructions on how to receive a partial refund. There are no reports on defects related to i-Motion 3 IGH with coaster brakes that are in use in Europe.