The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has recalled about 275 Shimano Dura Ace Carbon Clincher Wheels for Bicycles made by Shimano Components SDN of Johor, Malaysia. It has been reported that 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.
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.
These products were sold at bicycle specialty stores and dealers nationwide from April 2008 through August 2008 for about $1,300.
Consumers should stop using the bicycles with the recalled wheels, remove the wheels, and return them to their local bike dealer or retailer for a free inspection and repair.