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CPSC - Shimano American Corp. Announce Brake Inner Cable Recall

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announces the following recall in voluntary cooperation with the firm below. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of product: Shimano Road Racing Bicycle Brake Inner Cables

Units: About 13,630

Manufacturer: Shimano American Corp., of Irvine, Calif.

Hazard: The bicycle brake cable can detach during braking, causing the rider to lose control and fall.

Incidents/Injuries: Shimano has received one report of the brake inner cable detaching. No injuries have been reported.

Description: This recall involves aftermarket Shimano 1.6 mm X 1,700 mm brake inner cables for ATB and road racing bicycles. Dual ended brake cables packaged in quantities of ten have a part number of Y80098400/Z80098400. Individual packages have a part number of Y80098110/Z80098110. All single ended brake cables were packaged individually with part number Y80098300/Z80098300. Brake cables installed on mountain, BMX and flat handlebar bicycles are not affected by this recall.

Sold at: Sporting goods and bicycle specialty stores nationwide from April 2003 through October 2004 for between $2 and $17.

Manufactured in: Japan.

Remedy: Consumers should contact their local bicycle dealer immediately to arrange for a free inspection. Consumers with the recalled brake cables will have a replacement cable installed free of charge.

Consumer Contact: 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 www.shimano.com

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