About Disc brake calipers

Recall Date: 9/19/2013

This recall includes all Shimano BR-CX75 aftermarket disc brake calipers and BR-R515 disc brake calipers installed on road and cyclocross bicycles sold by other manufacturers including BMC, Giant, Ibis, Raleigh, Shinola, Specialized and Volagi. “Shimano,” “China” and the model number are embossed on the outside of the brake caliper. Both models have either black or silver finishes.

Consumer Contact

Shimano American at (800) 353-4719 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or online at www.shimano.com and click on “2013: Updated Voluntary Recall by Shimano” link on the bottom right corner of the page for more information.


  • Bicycle specialty stores and dealers nationwide from February 2012 through May 2013 for about $75 for the BR-CX75 model disc brake calipers and the BR-R515 model disc brake calipers price was included in the cost of the bicycles where installed.

Made In

  • China

Category ID: 68235

Number of Units Sold: About 6,600 in U.S. and 704 in Canada

Recalls From Other Countries


  • The calipers on the disc brakes can fail, posing a collision hazard.


  • None reported.

Resolution, Remedy, Fix

Consumers should immediately stop using the bicycles with recalled Shimano brakes and contact a Shimano authorized dealer to receive a free installation and replacement of the calipers.

Resolution Options

  • Replace

Report an incident with Disc brake calipers

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Sources: https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2013/Shimano-American-Recalls-Disc-Brake-Calipers