The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) issued a recall of about 750 SwissStop ExoTherm cycling disc pads. It has been reported that the brake pads can separate from the backplate, posing a fall hazard to the rider.
The bikes brake pads were manufactured in Taiwan and imported by SwissStop. They were sold at various bicycle shops from October 2015 through January 2017. Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly announced recall by manufacture or a mandatory recall ordered by the CPSC. Consumers should immediately stop using this product.
More than 500,000 people each year end up in the emergency room due to bike accident-related injuries. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has implemented mandatory federal safety standards for the manufacturing and sale of bicycle helmets that are designed to protect consumers and children against injuries.
Parents and care providers should report dangerous products and product-related injuries to the CPSC by going online to www.SaferProducts.gov or calling CPSC’s Hotline at 800-638-2772.
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