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Helvetia Sports recalls SwissStop bicycle disc brake pads

The brake pads can separate from the backplate, posing a fall hazard

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Helvetia Sports of Peterborough, Ontario, Canada, is recalling about 750 SwissStop EXOTherm disc brake pads.

The brake pads can separate from the backplate, posing a fall hazard to the user.

The firm has received two reports of the brake pads separating from the backplate. No injuries have been reported.

This recall involves SwissStop EXOTherm cycling disc brake pads sold separately as aftermarket spare parts. Only disc pads with models listed below are included in the recall:

SwissStop EXOTherm Disc 25

SwissStop EXOTherm Disc 30

SwissStop EXOTherm Disc 26

SwissStop EXOTherm Disc 31

SwissStop EXOTherm Disc 27

SwissStop EXOTherm Disc 32

SwissStop EXOTherm Disc 28

SwissStop EXOTherm Disc 34

The brake pads, manufactured in Taiwan, were sold at various cycling shops nationwide from October 2015, through June 2017, for between $40 and $50.

What to do

Consumers should return the recalled brake pads to the store where purchased for full refund.

Consumers may contact Helvetia Sports toll-free at 866-358-5218 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. (ET) Monday through Friday, by email at or online at for more information.

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