SRAM RED 22 or SRAM SB 700 hydraulic road disc brakes or hydraulic road rim brakes have been recalled by Product Safety Recalls Australia in-cooperation with SRAM LLC due to an issue with the master piston seal being unable to prevent ingestion of air into the system under certain field conditions, which reduces the ability of the system to generate braking pressure, and can lead to brake failure..
SRAM RED 22 and SRAM SB 700 Hydraulic Brake Failure
Product Safety Recalls Australia are advising the master piston seal in SRAM RED 22 and SRAM SB 700 hydraulic brakes are unable to prevent the ingestion of air into the system under certain field conditions, which reduces the ability of the system to generate braking pressure, and can lead to brake failure.
In addition, a smaller number of the units were determined to have been manufactured with a significant void inside the moulded hood part of the brake lever. When squeezing the brake lever with very high force, the fluid bursts the thin barrier between the fluid reservoir and the void. This essentially expands the fluid reservoir volume, resulting in an immediate loss in braking power.
There is a risk of injury as that the rider may experience complete loss of braking function. Loss of braking performance, in the worst case scenario, may lead to loss of control and an accident
SRAM RED 22 and SRAM SB 700 Hydraulic Brakes Affected by the Recall
The recall applies to SRAM RED 22 and SRAM SB 700 hydraulic brakes falling in the serial number range, 20T3XXXXXXX to 50T3XXXXXXX.
There is no information on the date the affected brakes were sold in Australia or online.
SRAM RED 22 and SRAM SB 700 Hydraulic Brakes Recalled? Action to take
If you are an owner of a bike with SRAM SB RED 22 or SRAM SB 700 hydraulic brakes, you are advised to stop using it immediately until you confirm whether your brake set is affected by the recall. If you are unsure whether you have an affected brake set, contact your local dealer or call SRAM. Your local dealer will exchange affected brakes for new brakes.
For further information please call (03) 9212 6100 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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