SRAM issues recall on select hydraulic brake calipers

The Chicago-based company asks manufacturers and dealers to hold sales on the affected brakes

SRAM has issued a stop sale on recently shipped Red 22 and S-700 road hydraulic brake calipers. SRAM notified bicycle brands of the stop sale last week, in hopes of quarantining the affected brakes. The company has also reached out to the CPSC to coordinate a safety recall on products that may have made it into the marketplace.

“This is a performance and safety concern,” SRAM said in a release. “There are no reported failures in the field.”

The stop sale applies to 3,553 brake calipers with serial numbers between 36T30993767 and 42T39407156, shipped to distributors and bike brands after September 5. The stop sale only applies to products shipped after this date.

SRAM estimates that less than 500 brakes affected are either on shop floors or in the possession of consumers. Customers who have purchased a bike after September 5 can check their brake’s serial number, located on the caliper. Consumers with calipers that fall within the relevant serial number range should take their bikes into their local shop for a replacement.