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Hayes Recalls Sunringlé Quick Releases

Published July 2, 2008

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—The Hayes Bicycle Group is recalling 800 Sunringlé hollow quick releases due to reports that the devices can fail or break while in the locked position.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced the voluntary recall on Wednesday.

Hayes Bicycle Group, Sunringlé parent company, has received four reports of the quick release devices breaking unexpectedly while locked, although no injuries have been reported.

The recall involves the Hollow CroMo Front 100mm, Hollow CroMo Rear 130mm and Hollow CroMo Rear 135mm models. They were sold individually or with SunRinglé front and rear wheels with model names Black Flag, Disc o Flea, Charger, STR8 Track, Accelerator R3, 00C and Accelerator T3, 0C. Ringlé is stamped on the lever.

Quick release devices with a solid skewer are not included in the recall.

The products were manufactured in Taiwan and sold in specialty stores nationwide between June 2007 and May 2008.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission advises consumers with the quick releases to bring them to their local bike retailer for a free inspection and replacement.

For more information, contact Hayes Bicycle Group at (888) 686-3472 or visit

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