About 2,800 Bicycle Hydraulic Disc Brakes were voluntarily recalled by Magura USA, of Olney, Ill., in cooperation with the CPSC.
Manufacturer: Magura Germany
Manufactured in: Bad Urach, Germany
Hazard: The brakes can fail in low temperatures, posing a collision hazard.
Incidents/Injuries: No incidents or injuries have been reported.
Description: Magura MT 6 and MT 8 hydraulic disc brakes are being recalled. The brakes consist of a brake lever and master cylinder that attach to the handlebars, a hose that runs between the master cylinder and the caliper which attaches to the rear wheel.
The MT 6 brake system is black and silver. The MT 8 brake system is black and red. Both brake systems have the Magura logo and letters “MT” on the master cylinder, and the word “Magura” on the caliper. The word “Six” is on the brake lever of the MT 6 and the word “Eight” is on the brake lever of the MT 8.
MT 6 and MT 8 brake systems with manufacture date codes between March 1, 2011 and May 31, 2012 are being recalled. A date code in format Y/MM/DD between 10301 and 20531 is located on the caliper. Additionally, all MT 6 and MT 8 brake systems without date codes are being recalled.
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop riding bicycles equipped with the recalled brakes and contact Magura USA for a free repair.
Sold at: Bicycle retailers and distributors in the U.S. between January 2011 and March 2013 for between $269 to $379.
Consumer Contact: Magura USA at (800) 448-3876 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or online at www.maguradirect.com.