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Shimano Canada Limited recalls disc brake calipers

Starting date:
September 19, 2013
Posting date:
September 19, 2013
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Product Safety
General Public
Identification number:

Joint recall with Health Canada, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (US CPSC) and Shimano Canada Limited.

Affected products

Shimano Disc Brake Calipers

Product description

This recall involves Shimano’s mechanical cable actuated disc brake calipers for road and cyclocross bikes with model number: BR-CX75 and BR-R515 sold by manufacturers including Specialized, Raleigh, MEC, Giant and Norco. The product model number can be found on the outside of the brake, which is located near the wheel side.  All production codes are affected.

Hazard identified

The steel balls inside the cam mechanism of the disc brake caliper can fall out of place resulting in a loss of braking power.

Neither Health Canada, the US CPSC, nor Shimano Canada Limited has received any reports of incidents or injuries related to the use of the recalled brake calipers.

Number sold

Approximately 704 units of the brake calipers were sold in Canada and approximately 6,646 units of the products were sold in the United States at bicycle specialty stores and dealers.

Time period sold

The affected brake calipers were sold from February 2012 to July 2013 in Canada and from February 2012 to May 2013 in the United States.

Place of origin

Manufactured in China.


Shimano Bicycle Component Co., Ltd.
Shimano Canada Limited

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What you should do

Consumers should stop using the brakes immediately and contact Shimano for a free replacement and installation information. Replacement brake calipers will have a new model number and are marked by a white circle on the cap.

For more information, contact Shimano Canada Ltd. at 1-800-619-9067 between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's website.

Consumers may view the release by the US CPSC on the Commission's website.

Please note that the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act prohibits recalled products from being redistributed, sold or even given away in Canada.

Health Canada would like to remind Canadians to report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product or any other consumer product or cosmetic by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.