Bicycle Hydraulic Disc Brakes Recall Issued Due to Accident Risk

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By: Russell Maas | Published: March 26th, 2013

About 2,800 bicycle hydraulic brakes have been recalled due to a risk that they may fail, posing a potential crash hazard for riders. 

A Magura USA hydraulic disc brakes recall was announced by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) on March 21, after it was determined that the brakes can malfunction in low temperatures. To date, no injuries or incidents have been reported.

The recall includes Magura MT 6 and MT 8 hydraulic disc brakes that consist of a brake lever, master cylinder linked to the handle bars, and a hose running from the master cylinder to the caliper that is attached to the rear wheel. The recalled MT 6 and MT 8 brake systems have manufacture date codes from March 1, 2011 to May 31, 2011 located on the caliper with the date codes ranging between 10301 and 20531. All MT 6 and MT 8 brake systems not showing a date code on the caliper are also included in the recall.

The MT 6 brake system was sold in black and silver whereas the MT 8 model was sold in black and red. Both systems have the word “Magura” on the caliper and the Magura logo “MT” on the master cylinder. The MT 6 model has the word “Six” printed on the brake lever and the MT 8 model has the word “Eight” written on the brake lever.

The recalled hydraulic brake systems were manufactured in Bad Urach, Germany under Magura Germany, and imported by Magura USA, of Olney, Illinois where they were distributed for sale at various bicycle retailers nationwide between January 2011 and March 2013 for between $269 and $379.

The CPSC recommends that consumers stop riding bicycles with the recalled brake systems and contact Magura USA at (800) 448-3876 for a free repair, or visit them online at www.maguradirect.com and navigate to the link “Recall Information” for further inquiry.

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