Shimano has announced a voluntarily recall of its mechanical disc brake calipers for road bikes sold after February 2012.
“We have identified a safety issue with respect to our mechanical disc brake calipers for road bikes sold after February 2012,” Shimano said in the recall notice. “The affected models are: BR-CX75, BR-R515 and BR-R315 (sold outside of North America). No injuries have been reported, but we are voluntarily recalling the affected brake calipers, and are replacing them with improved calipers in which the performance issue no longer exists.”
According to Bicycle Retailer and Industry News, “replacement brakes that do not include the defect can be identified by a white circle on the caliper body as shown in the second photo below.”
Shimano advises that “consumers should stop using bicycles with the recalled brake calipers and bring them to a Shimano authorized retailer in your area for a free inspection and installation of replacement calipers.”
For further information, call Shimano American at 1-800-353-4719, Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. PDT. In Canada, call Shimano Canada LTD at 1-877-377-5211, Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. EDT.