PhotoSRAM is recalling about 700 three-speed internal gear hubs with a coaster brake.

The brake can fail, posing a crash or fall hazard to the rider.

The company has received no reports of incidents or injuries in Canada. In the U.S., there have been four 4 reports of crashes or falls, and one report of a knee and ankle injury from a fall.

ThE SRAM i-Motion 3, three-speed internal gear hub with coaster brake, UPC 710845662782, was installed on the following models of bicycles (with no redundant braking system -- for example no front brake):

  • Electra Cruiser Custom 3i
  • Electra Coaster 3i
  • Electra Hawaii 3i
  • Electra Hawaii 3i (24")
  • Electra Straight 8

The gear hubs, manufactured in Taiwan, were sold in Canada from February 2014, to January 2018.

What to do

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled hub and contact SRAM for reimbursement of the affected bicycle. SRAM will repurchase the affected bikes at a fair market, depreciated value, based on the Bicycle Blue Book.

Consumers with questions may can contact SRAM’s Canadian distributor HLC at (888) 522-2453 between 9:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. (EST) Monday through Friday, or online at

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