The Hive recalls Revl carbon fiber brakes

The company is working with the CPSC to recall the carbon road brakes.

Recalled Hive brake
The recalled Hive brake

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is working with The Hive to recall about 500 Revl carbon fiber bicycle brakes that can break at the cable clamping area.

The recall involves black Revl carbon road bicycle brakes with date codes 41B, 44B, 45B, 53B, 13C and 16C printed on the underside of the carbon brake arms. “Revl” is printed on the brake.

The Taiwanese-made brakes were sold at bike shops from September 2009 through August 2010 for about $390 per set. The CPSC said there have been no injuries reported from brake failures.

Consumers should stop using their bicycles with these recalled brakes and contact The Hive for replacement parts and instructions, or contact their retailer to perform the repair free of charge. The Hive can be called at (800) 801-9936 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or visit the firm’s web site at