The Hive, in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, has issued a voluntary recall affecting approximately carbon road bicycle brakes. Approximately 500 were units sold at bicycle specialty stores nationwide from Sept. 2009 through Aug. 2010 for about $390 per set.

Made in Taiwan, the cable clamping area of the bicycle brakes can crack over time, causing the brakes to fail. This could pose a fall or crash hazard to the cyclist.

No injuries have been reported.

The recall involves black Revl carbon road bicycle brakes with date codes 41B, 44B, 45B, 53B, 13C and 16C printed on the underside of the carbon brake arms. “Revl” is printed on the brake.

Consumers should stop using their bicycles with these recalled brakes and contact The Hive for replacement parts and instruction to repair their brakes or contact their retailer to perform the repair free of charge.