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ALERT: Bicycle Chains and Chain Connector Links Recalled by SRAM Due to Fall Hazard

Submitted by jrlaw on Sep 21st, 2009

Washington, D.C. –The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, 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.

Name of product: 10 speed SRAM bicycle chains with powerlock connector links

Units: about 24,000

Manufacturer: SRAM LLC, of Chicago, Ill.

Hazard: The recalled powerlock connector links, used on bicycle chains, are brittle and can crack, allowing the chain to separate from the bicycle and posing a fall hazard to the rider.

Sold at: Specialty bicycle retailer stores nationwide from January 2009 through August 2009. Powerlock connector links were sold separately for about $5 or as part of 10-speed chains for between $35 and $85.

Manufactured in: Portugal

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled powerlock connectors, chains and bicycles with these connectors and contact their SRAM retailer for a free replacement powerlock connector link.

Consumer contact: For additional information, contact SRAM at (800) 346-2928 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday ct or visit

This alert is brought to you by Rasansky Law Firm.