December 6, 2000DiaTech USA and Derby USA Recall
(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:
||M600, M800, M8000
||Zetec, Comp, X-2
||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.
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