Hayes Bicycle Group has received four reports of the SunRingl Hollow Quick Release Device breaking. No injuries have been reported. According to the press release:
“The quick release devices can unexpectedly fail or break when locked in position on the bicycle, causing the rider to lose control, which poses a serious fall hazard.
This recall involves the SunRingl’ Hollow Quick Release Devices for bicycles and includes models Hollow CroMo Front 100mm, Hollow CroMo Rear 130mm, and Hollow CroMo Rear 135mm. These devices have hollow skewers. They were sold individually or with SunRingl’ front and rear wheels with model names Black Flag, Disc o Flea, Charger, STR8 Track, Accelerator R3.00C and Accelerator T3.0C. ‘Ringl’ is stamped on the lever. Quick release devices with a solid skewer are not included in this recall.
The devices were sold at bicycle specialty stores and dealers nationwide from June 2007 through May 2008 for about $17.”
If you have a set of these skewers, you are asked to stop riding with the recalled devices, remove them and take them to your local bike shop or retailer for a free inspection and replacement.
For more information, contact Hayes Bicycle Group at (888) 686-3472 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s Web site at www.hayesbicycle.com.