The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) in cooperation with SRAM LLC, of Chicago, Illinois has announced a voluntary recall of SRAM’s 10 Speed Bicycle Chains with PowerLock connector links. According to the CPSC, the recalled PowerLock connector links pose a hazard because they are brittle and can crack, which could allow the chain to separate from the bicycle, and cause an accident.
The recall involves SRAM PowerLock connector links, which are sold individually on 10-speed bicycle chains and as original equipment on some bicycles. The individual Powerlock connectors and bike chains with these connectors were sold from January 2009 through August 2009. Bicycles with the recalled chains were sold from April 2009 through August 2009.
Consumers are urged to immediately stop using the recalled Powerlock connectors, chains and bicycles with these connectors. Consumers can contact their SRAM retailer for a free replacement PowerLock connector link.