SRAM recalls thousands of Zipp hubs and quick-releases

Chicago-based SRAM is recalling 54,000 Zipp 88 aluminum front hubs because the flanges can break. About 2,900 of the hubs were also sold in Canada.

The distributor is also recalling 6,400 Zipp quick-releases because they can fail to lock in the closed position.

SRAM and the Consumer Product Safety Commission urges owners to stop riding bikes that use that equipment and contact SRAM or a local dealer for a free replacement.

ZIPP-88v6-front-hubHubs

The model names are ZIPP 88v6, 88v7 and 88v8. SRAM initiated the recall after receiving one report of hub flange failure. No injuries were reported.

The hubs were sold individually or as part of wheel sets. They were made by Prodigy Group, of Mooresville, Ind. and Decoletaje Y Fujacion.

Zipp-quick-releasesQuick release

The quick release were sold individually in the aftermarket or as part of 202 DB V2, 303 DB V2, 404 Firestrike V2, 202 Firecrest V3, 303 Firecrest V3, 404 Firecrest V3, 808 Firecrest V3 or 808 NSW wheel sets.

A description in a press release from the Consumer Product Safety Commission says: “The quick release has a curved, black lever. Zipp appears on the lever. Only quick releases without a marking at the center of the underside of the lever, below the Zipp logo are included on this recall.”

Three reports of failed quick-releases, but no injuries, alerted SRAM to the problem. The quick-releases were made by Ful Chee Ent Co., Ltd., of Taiwan.

Replacements

To replace either of these components, contact SRAM at 800-346-2928 from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Fridays. You can also visit www.sram.com or www.zipp.com and click on Recall Notice for more information.

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