SRAM have today issued a recall for Red WiFLi 10-speed medium cage rear derailleurs. This is a voluntary recall, citing the potential for the derailleur parallelogram to jam and no longer shift. SRAM advises consumers to stop using these products immediately.
The component manufacturer is working with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and other global authorities to recall the derailleurs as a safety issue. SRAM is begun a “pro-active quarantine” to prevent more product enter the market, while it works to retrieve and replace all effected components. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission says that 43 incidents have been reported in the U.S. with one report of scrapes and bruises.
If you have a SRAM Red 10-speed groupset, and your derailleur has a serial number between 31T2000000 – 11T39999999, the advice is to stop riding and get in touch with the shop or dealer you bought the bike or groupset. Consumers are entitled to a free replacement. The above photo shows where the serial number is located.
The recalled derailleurs manufacturing dates are September 2012 through March 2013
This follows the recent recall of its RED 22 and S-700 Road Hydraulic disc brakes last month.
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