SRAM is recalling Avid SD7 bicycle mechanical rim brakes. The brakes were sold separately by SRAM and they were also installed as original equipment on ElliptiGO model 11R elliptical cycles.
SRAM has received 5 reports of loose or detached rivets. No injuries have been reported, but the problem poses a crash and injury hazard:
A rivet in the brake assembly can loosen or disengage, resulting in brake failure, posing crash and injury hazards to the rider.”
The brakes were sold for $40 at bike stores nationwide and online at www.jenson.com and www.REI.com from June 2014 to May 2017.
The brakes were also installed on ElliptiGO model 11R elliptical cycles that were sold from October 2014 to May 2017 for about $3,500.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled brakes and contact SRAM for a free replacement and installation instructions.
For more information, call SRAM at 800-346-2928 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. ET Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET Fridays or online at www.sram.com and click on “Recall Notice.”
Source: SRAM Recalls Bicycle Brakes Due to Crash and Injury Hazards