SRAM Recalls 7,700 Internally Geared Hubs Due to Brake Failure and Injury Hazards

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Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 20:00
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Consumer Product Safety Commission

This recall involves SRAM® i-Motion 3 three-speed internal gear hubs with a coaster brake installed on bicycles with no redundant braking system. The recalled hubs were sold on the following Electra® model bicycles: Electra Cruiser Custom 3i, Electra Coaster 3i, Electra Hawaii 3i, Electra Hawaii 3i 24 and Electra Straight 8. The recalled hubs were also sold as aftermarket parts for other bicycles. The recalled hubs have “SRAM i-Motion 3” printed on the hub shell and a brake arm extending from the axle of the hub.

Name of product: SRAM i-Motion 3 internal gear hubs (coaster brake version) for bicycles

Hazard: The brakes in the gear hubs can fail, posing crash and injury hazards to the rider.

Remedy: Refund

Recall date: February 21, 2019

Units: About 7,000 (in addition, 700 were sold in Canada)

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using bicycles with the recalled gear hubs and contact SRAM for instructions on how to receive a partial refund.

Incidents/Injuries: SRAM has received five reports of brake failure, resulting in one minor injury to a rider.

Sold At: Specialty bicycle retailers nationwide from April 2010 through December 2018 for between $400 and $800 for Electra bicycles equipped with the recalled hubs and for about $90 for the recalled aftermarket gear hubs

Manufacturer(s):​ Heng Ying Machinery Co., Ltd. of Taoyuan City, Taiwan

Distributor(s): SRAM LLC, of Chicago, Ill.

Manufactured In: Taiwan

Recall number: 19-069

NOTE: This recall was previously announced independently on January 17, 2019 by the SRAM Company. Due to the government shutdown it was not announced on the Consumer Product Safety Commission Web Site until February 21, 2019.

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Sunday, March 3, 2019 to Tuesday, March 3, 2020