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Brake Cylinder Recalled Due to Brake Failure Hazard

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The CPSC, in cooperation with Gustav Magenwirth GmbH, announced a voluntary recall of the 190 Radial Brake Master Cylinders. This product is used on off-road motorcycles and around 200 of the brake cylinders are being recalled.

The brake cylinder on the motorcycle is able to crack, which would cause brake failure. If the motorcycle fails to brake, the driver may face the risk of death or serious injury. So far, there have been no accidents or injuries reported.

This recall involves 190 Radial Brake Master Cylinders used on off-road motorcycles. The brake cylinders have an “A” or “B” code on the underside of the lever’s pivot bolt. The Magura logo is printed on the cylinder. Brake cylinders without the “A” or “B” markings are not included in this recall.

The brake cylinder was sold by motorcycle dealers all over the country, through mail-order catalogues, and on the Internet. The product was available from August 2005 through May 2007.

For more information on this subject, please refer to our section on Defective and Dangerous Products.