Product Recall: Shimano BR-CX75 and BR-R515 mechanical disc brake calipers-
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    Caution;  Merge;  Workers Ahead! Product Recall: Shimano BR-CX75 and BR-R515 mechanical disc brake calipers

    Joint recall with Health Canada, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (US CPSC) and Shimano Canada Limited.

    Product description

    This recall involves Shimano’s mechanical cable actuated disc brake calipers for road and cyclocross bikes with model number: BR-CX75 and BR-R515 sold by manufacturers including Specialized, Raleigh, MEC, Giant and Norco. The product model number can be found on the outside of the brake, which is located near the wheel side. All production codes are affected.

    Hazard identified

    The steel balls inside the cam mechanism of the disc brake caliper can fall out of place resulting in a loss of braking power.

    Neither Health Canada, the US CPSC, nor Shimano Canada Limited has received any reports of incidents of injuries related the use of the recalled brake calipers.

    Time period sold

    The affected brake calipers were sold from February 2012 to July 2013 in Canada and from February 2012 to May 2013 in the United States.

    Consumers should stop using the brakes immediately and contact Shimano for a free replacement and installation information. Replacement brake calipers will have a new model number and are marked by a white circle on the cap.

    CPSC - Shimano American Recalls Disc Brake Calipers Due to Collision Hazard

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    Just another reason to go with hydraulic brakes no moving parts fewer problems.
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    I passionately remove rocks and corners and other stuff I find too hard to ride.

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