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December 6, 2000

DiaTech USA and Derby USA Recall Bicycles

Bicycle recallKenmore, WA (SafetyAlerts) - DiaTech USA, of Kenmore Wash. and Derby USA, of Kent, Wash., announed a recall today of about 5,000 bicycles for repair. The disc brakes on these bicycles can stick and prevent the brake pads from returning to the proper position when the brake lever is released. This can cause the rider to lose control and crash.

DiaTech USA, the manufacturer of the brakes, and Derby USA, the importer and distributor, have received one report of a consumer who lost control of his bicycle when the brakes failed to disengage, and suffered broken ribs.

These are 2000 model bicycles with the following brands and models:

Brand Model
Raleigh M600, M800, M8000
Diamondback Zetec, Comp, X-2
Univega DS950, Alpina 700

They have ballistic spiral stop disc brakes. "DIATECH" is written on the brake.

Raleigh, Diamondback and Univega bicycle dealers nationwide sold these bicycles from November 1999 through June 2000 for between $800 and $1,200.

Consumers should stop riding these bicycles immediately, and return them to their dealer for free replacement of the front and rear brake calipers. For more information or to locate the nearest dealer, contact Derby USA at (800) 222-5527 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday.

Notice of this product warning was sent via email to SafetyAlerts subscribers December 6, 2000.  For more information regarding the SafetyAlerts free email alert service please click here.

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