Friday, March 22, 2013

Magura USA Announces Voluntary Recall of Disc Bike Brakes

Magura USA of Olney, Illinois has announced the recall of 2,800 Magura MT 6 and MT 8 hydraulic disc brakes. The brakes were manufactured by Magura Germany and imported to the United States by Magura USA, where they were sold by retailers and distributors between January 2011 and March 2013. 
According to the United States Consumer Products Safety Commission, the brakes "consist of a brake lever and master cylinder that attach to the handlebars" and "a hose that runs between the master cylinder and the caliper which attaches to the rear wheel." The recall includes both the MT 6 brake system, which is black and silver, and the MT 8 brake system, which is black and red. Both systems include the Magura logo on the master cylinder, the letters "MT" on the master cylinder, and the word "Magura" on the caliper.
The voluntary recall was issued due to the discovery that the brakes may fail in lower temperatures. To date, no incidents or injuries have been reported. Consumers should immediately stop riding bicycles equipped with the recalled Magura hydraulic disc brakes and contact Magura USA at 800-448-3876 or online at for a free repair. 
If you have any questions regarding this post or an issue involving a bicycle accident, please contact Illinois Bicycle Attorney Mike Keating at 312-208-7702 or 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. All e-mails and phone calls are returned promptly. All initial consultations are confidential and free.