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SRAM Recalls Zipp 88 Bicycle Wheel Hubs


The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with SRAM have announced / initiated a recall of the Zipp 88 aluminum hubs for bicycle wheels because the flange ring on the front hub can fail posing a crash and injury hazard. Consumers should stop using the recalled product immediately due to risk of injury.

The Zipp 88 aluminum hubs are silver. The outside flange ring is gray aluminum in the standard option and blue, gold, gray, pink or red in the ZedTech options. The diameter of the two clinch nuts is approximately 1 inch. The first version of the 88 hub is the only one affected by the recall. The first version has the Z logo on the flange ring. The other versions - not affected by this recall - do not have the Z logo on the flange ring. The hubs were sold in five bike brands and sold separately.

The hub flange ring on the front hub can fail posing a crash and injury hazard.

Brand Models
Specialized 2010 TARMAC SWorks Super Light
  2010 SWorks Transition
  2011 SWorks Tarmac SL3 Limited
Giant 2009 TCR Advance SL 0
  2009 Trinity Advance SL 0
  2010 TCR Advance SL 0
  2010 Trinity Advance SL 0
Felt 2009 AR Team Issue
  2009 DA
  2009 B2 Pro
  2010 DA
  2010 DA Di2
  2010 B2 Pro
Orbea 2010 Orca RED
  2010 Orca Di2
  2011 Orca GRD
  2011 Ordu GDi2
  2011 Ordu GLT
Cannondale 2010 Super Six Hi Mod Di2
  2010 Slice Hi Mod Ultimate

The company reports two incidents of collapsed front wheels. Both resulted in stitches, bruises and lacerations, plus a concussion in one case.

Sold Time Period:
Specialty bicycle retailers nationwide. Front hub sold for about $215; front wheel with the hub sold for about $920; front and rear wheel set sold for about $2300 and bicycles with the wheel set containing the recalled hub sold for about $5,000 to $12,000. Items were sold between October 2008 and December 2010.

What To Do:
Consumers should immediately stop using bicycles equipped with the recalled Zipp 88 front hub and contact SRAM for a free replacement hub. Call SRAM at (800) 346-2928 between 9 a.m. and 8 p.m. ET Monday through Thursday and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET on Friday, or visit www.sram.com or www.zipp.com

See the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission recall detail here (SRAM Recalls Zipp 88 Bicycle Wheel Hubs Due to Crash and Injury Hazards)
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