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Shimano Dura Ace Carbon 1380 Clincher Wheel Sets

Description: Shimano American Corp. Recalls Wheels for Bicycles; Flat Tire Can Pose Injury Risk to Riders NEWS from CPSC U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Office of Information and Public Affairs Washington, DC 20207 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 23, 2008 Release #09-022 Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 353-4719 CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772 CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908 Shimano American Corp. Recalls Wheels for Bicycles; Flat Tire Can Pose Injury Risk to Riders WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product. Name of Product: Shimano Dura Ace Carbon Clincher Wheels for Bicycles Units: About 275 Importer: Shimano American Corp., of Irving, Calif. Manufacturer: Shimano Components SDN, of Johor, Malaysia Hazard: Rim surface and spoke hole plugs on the wheel can cause a puncture to the inner tube, resulting in a flat tire. This can cause the rider to lose control and fall. Incidents/Injuries: None reported. Description: This recall involves the Shimano Dura Ace Carbon Clincher Wheel Sets with model number WH-7850 C24CL sold for road racing bicycles. The rim has labels that read “Shimano WH-7850”, “Dura Ace”, and “Carbon 1380.” These wheels are intended for use with high end adult road racing bicycles. Sold at: Bicycle specialty stores and dealers nationwide from April 2008 through August 2008 for about $1,300. Manufactured in: Malaysia Remedy: Consumers should stop using the bicycles with the recalled wheels, remove the wheels, and return them to their local bike dealer or retailer for a free inspection and repair. Consumer Contact: For more information, contact Shimano American Corp. at (800) 353-4719 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s web site at bike.shimano.com [Source]

Shimano Dura Ace Carbon 1380 Clincher Wheel Sets Recall Information

Country of OriginMalaysia
Recall Date10/23/2008
Recall ID4987
Recall Number09022
Product TypeBicycles & Accessories
HazardVehicle Accident
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