While the exact reasoning isn’t made clear, Shimano has issued a recall for select mechanical disc brake models after they identified a safety issue regarding the brakes. The affected models include the road and cross oriented BR-CX75, BR-R515 and BR-R315 that last one was only sold outside of the US. While no injuries have been reported, Shimano is voluntarily recalling the brake calipers and replacing them with improved units.
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Remedy/Contact: Consumers should stop using bicycles with the recalled brake calipers and bring them to a Shimano authorized retailer in your area for a free inspection and installation of replacement calipers.
For further information, call Shimano American Corp. toll free at 1-800-353-4719 (Monday through Friday 8:00am – 5:00pm PDT)
For Canada, call Shimano Canada LTD. 1-877-377-5211 (Monday through Friday 8:00am – 5:00pm EDT)