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SRAM recalls bicycle gear hubs

The brakes in the gear hubs can fail

Photo source: CPSC
SRAM of Chicago, Ill., is recalling about 7,700 SRAM i-Motion 3 internal gear hubs (coaster brake version) for bicycles sold in the U.S. and Canada.

The brakes in the gear hubs can fail, posing crash and injury hazards to the rider.

The firm has received five reports of brake failure, resulting in one minor injury.

This recall involves SRAM i-Motion 3 three-speed internal gear hubs with a coaster brake installed on bicycles with no redundant braking system.

The recalled hubs were sold on the following Electra model bicycles: Electra Cruiser Custom 3i, Electra Coaster 3i, Electra Hawaii 3i, Electra Hawaii 3i 24 and Electra Straight 8. They were also sold as aftermarket parts for other bicycles.

The recalled hubs have “SRAM i-Motion 3” printed on the hub shell and a brake arm extending from the axle of the hub.

The hubs, manufactured in Taiwan, were sold at specialty bicycle retailers nationwide from April 2010, through December 2018, for between $400 and $800 for Electra bicycles equipped with the recalled hubs, and for about $90 for the recalled aftermarket gear hubs

What to do

Consumers should immediately stop using bicycles with the recalled gear hubs and contact SRAM for instructions on how to receive a partial refund.

Consumers may contact SRAM at (800) 346-2928 from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. (ET) Monday through Thursday and 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. (ET) on Friday, or online at or and click on “Recall Information” at the top of the pages for more information.

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