Recall: Gore Recalls Ride-On Bicycle Brake Cables Due to Fall Hazard

March 6, 2012
Release #12-125
Firm's Recall Hotline: (888) 914-4673
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
HC Media Contact: (613) 957-2983

Gore Recalls Ride-On Bicycle Brake Cables Due to Fall Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Bicycle Brake Cables for Road Bikes

Units: About 9,700 in the United States and about 200 in Canada

Manufacturer: W.L. Gore & Associates Inc., of Elkton, Md.

Hazard: When the brake cables are installed on Campagnolo® style brake levers, they can detach, causing the brakes to fail and posing a fall hazard.

Incidents/Injuries: The company is aware of one report of a brake cable detaching. No injuries have been reported.

Description: This recall involves GORE® Ride On® Low Friction System brake cables for road bikes and GORE® Ride On® Professional System brake cables for road bikes. The cables are silver and are available with housings in black, white, blue or red. "GORE Ride-On" is printed on the housing for the Low Friction cable. "GORE Ride-On Professional" is printed on the housing for the Professional System cables. The cables are being recalled only if they were installed on road bikes that use a Campagnolo-style brake lever. The ends, or attachment heads, on the Campagnolo systems have the letters "C" "CC," or "RO" imprinted on them. The following UPC codes are listed on the back of the brake cable boxes and are included in this recall:

7331324 17926 7331324 74912
7331324 74936 7331324 75148
7331324 75131 7331324 45202
7331324 75162 7331324 74912
7331324 45066 7331324 75155

Sold by: Bicycle specialty shops, sporting goods retailers and and other online retailers nationwide from January 2008 through January 2012 for between $40 and $65.

Manufactured in: Taiwan

Remedy: Consumers should stop using their bicycles with these recalled brake cables if they are installed on a Campagnolo-style brake lever and contact Gore for a free replacement cable kit. Gore will reimburse consumers for the repair cost.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Gore toll-free at (888) 914-4673 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm's website at

Note: Health Canada's press release is available at

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