In cooperation with the CPSC, Shimano is recalling its ‘Road Racing Bicycle Brake Inner Cables’ because the cable can detach during braking, “causing the rider to lose control and fall.” This recall involves aftermarket Shimano 1.6 mm X 1,700 mm brake inner cables for ATB and road racing bicycles.

The CPSC has stated that 13,630 units were sold by Shimano. The company has recommended that consumers contact their local bicycle dealer immediately to arrange for a free inspection. Consumers with the recalled brake cables will have a replacement cable installed free of charge.

The cables were sold at sporting goods and bicycle specialty stores nationwide from April 2003 through October 2004 for between $2 and $17. Shimano has received one report of the brake inner cable detaching. No injuries have been reported.