The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Shimano American Corp., of Irving, CA, announced a voluntary recall of about 275 Shimano Dura Ace Carbon Clincher wheels for bicycles. According to the agency, the rim surface and spoke hole plugs on the wheel can cause a puncture to the inner tube, resulting in a flat tire. This can cause the rider to lose control and fall. No accidents have been reported.

The recall involves the Shimano Dura Ace Carbon Clincher Wheel Sets with model number WH-7850 C24CL sold for road racing bicycles. The rim has labels that read “Shimano WH-7850”, “Dura Ace”, and “Carbon 1380.” These wheels are intended for use with high end adult road racing bicycles.

The product was sold at bicycle specialty stores and dealers nationwide from April 2008 through August 2008 for about $1,300.