February 13, 2007
SRAM Corporation has announced a recall of a limited number of Force labelled front and rear brake calipers. Previous notification
recalled only front brakes due to a potential metallurgy failure in the mounting bolt. SRAM will replace any Force brake caliper
assemblies (front and rear) produced within the specified time frame as detailed below. The expanded recall is motivated by additional
metallurgical analysis coupled with one failed rear mounting bolt. SRAM believes replacing both front and rear brakes at this time is
the safest and least intrusive path for our customers. This issue has since been corrected, and does not affect ALL Force Front
and Rear brake caliper mounting bolts.
Do not use bicycle until both Front and Rear Force brake calipers have been replaced.
SRAM Force Road Brake Caliper - Front and Rear
SRAM Rival Front & Rear - Not Affected
Fracture of mounting bolt when installed onto fork and/or frame.
Mounting bolt can fail causing brake caliper to detach from fork and/or frame.
If this occurs while riding, rider may lose control of bicycle.
DATE CODES/RANGE AFFECTED
(date code on back of brake caliper will be one of the following)
• No date code (early production may not include a date code)
• Original date code range: 01JUN06 to 15SEP06 (date code indicates production day, month and year)
• Current date code range: 35T6XXXXXXX to 39T6XXXXXXX (first two digits indicate week of production, 2006)
Replace both Front and Rear Force brake caliper assemblies (mounting bolts are not replaceable).
Retailers SRAM, or a SRAM Distributor, will contact you with a corrective action plan. Please create a list of known consumers who
have purchased either an aftermarket kit containing Force brakes or a bike originally equipped with Force brakes.
All Front and Rear Force brake assemblies that are replaced should be contained and returned to a SRAM Distributor or
regional SRAM Sales office.
Consumers Please contact your local bike shop (Retailer) f