SRAM recalls First Generation Zipp 88 Bicycle Wheel Hubs
- Starting date:
- March 6, 2015
- Posting date:
- March 6, 2015
- Type of communication:
- Consumer Product Recall
- Source of recall:
- Health Canada
- Fall Hazard
- General Public
- Identification number:
SRAM Zipp 88 First Generation Bicycle Front Wheel Hubs
This recall involves first generation SRAM Zipp 88 aluminum front wheel hubs. The wheel hub shell is silver in colour. The outside flange ring is grey in the standard option, and blue, gold, grey, pink or red in the ZedTech options. The diameter of the two clinch nuts is approximately 2.90 centimetres (1.14 inches).
The first generation 88 front wheel hub is the only generation affected by this recall. It can be identified by the Z logo on the flange ring and a smaller clinch nut. The later generations do not have the Z logo on the flange ring, and they are not included in this recall. The diameter of the clinch nuts in the later generations is approximately 3.68 centimetres (1.46 inches).
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The hub flange ring on the front wheel can fail. This can result in the loss of the wheel spokes and the front wheel collapsing, posing a fall hazard.
Health Canada has not received any reports of consumer incidents or injuries related to the use of these front wheel hubs.
In the United States, SRAM has received 2 reports of the front wheel collapsing which resulted in stitches, bruises and lacerations, and a concussion in one of the reports.
Approximately 794 units of the recalled front wheel hubs were sold in Canada.
Time period sold
The recalled front wheel hubs were sold from October 2008 to December 2010 at specialty bicycle retailers.
Place of origin
Manufactured in the United States.
What you should do
Consumers should immediately stop using bicycles equipped with the recalled Zipp 88 front hub and return the wheel to SRAM or their local bicycle dealer for a free replacement hub.
For more information, consumers can contact SRAM toll-free at 1-800-346-2928 between 9:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. EST, Monday through Thursday, and 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. EST on Friday. Consumers can also visit [NJS_FILE:68a8de27-2349-4330-8897-69830d7598fe:a18a897d-f1dd-481d-847f-83e519b51bc3] and Zipp's websites for more information.
Please note that the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act prohibits recalled products from being redistributed, sold or even given away in Canada.
Health Canada would like to remind Canadians to report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product or any other consumer product or cosmetic by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.