Name of product: Shimano Road Racing Bicycle Brake Inner Cables
Units: About 13,630
Supplier: Shimano American Corp., of Irvine, Calif.
Hazard: The bicycle brake cable can detach during braking, causing the rider to lose control and fall.
Incidents/Injuries: Shimano has received one report of the brake inner cable detaching. No injuries have been reported.
Description: This recall involves aftermarket Shimano 1.6 mm X 1,700 mm brake inner cables for ATB and road racing bicycles. Dual ended brake cables packaged in quantities of ten have a part number of Y80098400/Z80098400. Individual packages have a part number of Y80098110/Z80098110. All single ended brake cables were packaged individually with part number Y80098300/Z80098300. Brake cables installed on mountain, BMX and flat handlebar bicycles are not affected by this recall.
Sold at: Sporting goods and bicycle specialty stores in the US from April 2003 through October 2004 for between $2 and $17.
Manufactured in: Japan.
Remedy: Consumers should contact their local bicycle dealer immediately to arrange for a free inspection. Consumers with the recalled brake cables will have a replacement cable installed free of charge.