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February 14/15 23:16 pm - Zipp Announces Hub Recall


Posted by Editor on 02/14/15
 

U.S. manufacturer Zipp has announced a recall of the Zipp model 88 aluminum hubs, for hub flange ring on the front hub that can fail, posing a crash and injury hazard. Approximately 12,000 units were produced.

The company reports two incidents of collapsed front wheels. Both resulted in stitches, bruises and lacerations, plus a concussion in one case.

The aluminum hub shell is silver. The outside flange ring is gray aluminum in the standard option and blue, gold, gray, pink or red in the ZedTech options. The diameter of the two clinch nuts is approximately 1 inch. The first version of the 88 hub is the only one affected by the recall. The first version has the Z logo on the flange ring. The other versions - not affected by this recall - do not have the Z logo on the flange ring. The hubs were sold in five bike brands (listed below) and sold separately.

They were sold at specialty bicycle retailers. The front hub sold for about $215 (all amounts in U.S. $); front wheel with the hub sold for about $920; front and rear wheel set sold for about $2300 and bicycles with the wheel set containing the recalled hub sold for about $5,000 to $12,000. Items were sold between October 2008 and December 2010.
Consumers should immediately stop using bicycles equipped with the recalled Zipp 88 front hub and contact SRAM for a free replacement hub. Contact SRAM at (800) 346-2928 between 9 a.m. and 8 p.m. ET Monday through Thursday and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET on Friday, or visit www.sram.com or www.zipp.com and click on Recall Notice for more information.

The affected bikes are:

Cannondale
2010 Super Six Hi Mod Di2
2010 Slice Hi Mod Ultimate

Felt
2009 AR Team Issue
2009 DA
2009 B2 Pro
2010 DA
2010 DA Di2
2010 B2 Pro

Giant
2009 TCR Advance SL O
2009 Trinity Advance SL O
2010 TCR Advance SL O
2010 Trinity Advance SL O

Orbea
2010 Orca RED
2010 Orca Di2
2011 Orca GRD
2011 Ordu GDi2
2011 Ordu GLT

Specialized
2010 S-Works Tarmac Super Light
2010 S-Works Transition
2011 S-Works Tarmac SL3 Limited

 

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