PhotoSRAM of Chicago, Ill., is recalling about 7,000 Avid SD7 bicycle brakes.

A rivet in the brake assembly can loosen or disengage, resulting in brake failure, posing crash and injury hazards to the rider.

The company has received 5 reports of loose or detached rivets. No injuries have been reported.

This recall involves the Avid SD7 bicycle mechanical rim brake. There is a date code stamped on the back of the brake arm with the date format DDMMYY representing the day, month and year of manufacture.

The brakes were sold separately by SRAM and were also installed as original equipment on ElliptiGO model 11R elliptical cycles.

The brakes, manufactured in Taiwan, were sold at specialty bike stores nationwide and online at www.jenson.com and www.REI.com from June 2014, to May 2017, for about $40, and installed as original equipment on ElliptiGO model 11R elliptical cycles from October 2014 to May 2017 for about $3,500.

What to do

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled brakes and contact SRAM to receive free replacement brakes and installation instructions.

Consumers may contact SRAM at 800-346-2928 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. (ET) Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (ET) Fridays or online at www.sram.com and click on the “Recall Information” tab for more information.


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