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Recall on ZIPP 88 Hub Announced

by pedalmag.com

February 17, 2015 – SRAM and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (USCPSC) have announced a recall on the ZIPP 88 aluminum hub because the hub flange ring on the front hub can fail posing a crash and injury hazard. According to the recall notice, about 12,000 units may be affected. Read all of the recall details below.

ZIPP 88 front hub © SRAM

Consumer Contact:
SRAM at (800) 346-2928 between 9 a.m. and 8 p.m. ET Monday through Thursday and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET on Friday, or visit www.sram.com or www.zipp.com and click on Recall Notice for more information.

Recall Details

Units: About 12,000

The aluminum hub shell is silver. The outside flange ring is gray aluminum in the standard option and blue, gold, gray, pink or red in the ZedTech options. The diameter of the two clinch nuts is approximately 1 inch. The first version of the 88 hub is the only one affected by the recall. The first version has the Z logo on the flange ring. The other versions – not affected by this recall – do not have the Z logo on the flange ring. The hubs were sold in five bike brands and sold separately.

Brand Models
Specialized 2010 TARMAC SWorks Super Light
2010 SWorks Transition
2011 SWorks Tarmac SL3 Limited
Giant 2009 TCR Advance SL 0
2009 Trinity Advance SL 0
2010 TCR Advance SL 0
2010 Trinity Advance SL 0
Felt 2009 AR Team Issue
2009 DA
2009  B2 Pro
2010 DA
2010  DA Di2
2010  B2 Pro
Orbea 2010 Orca  RED
2010 Orca  Di2
2011 Orca GRD
2011 Ordu GDi2
2011 Ordu GLT
Cannondale 2010 Super Six Hi Mod Di2
2010 Slice Hi Mod Ultimate

The company reports two incidents of collapsed front wheels. Both resulted in stitches, bruises and lacerations, plus a concussion in one case.

Consumers should immediately stop using bicycles equipped with the recalled Zipp 88 front hub and contact SRAM for a free replacement hub.

Sold at
Specialty bicycle retailers nationwide. Front hub sold for about $215; front wheel with the hub sold for about $920; front and rear wheel set sold for about $2300 and bicycles with the wheel set containing the recalled hub sold for about $5,000 to $12,000. Items were sold between October 2008 and December 2010.

Prodigy Group, Mooresville, Ind.

Manufactured in: USA

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