Salomon SAS—Mavic R-Sys—Front Bicycle Wheel

PRA number

2009/10553

Published date

Product description

Mavic R-Sys wheel is an aluminium ribbed road riding wheel, distinctive in its look as it has 5mm thick hollow black carbon fibre spokes. The wheel has been on sale in Australia since October 2007. It has been sold through bicycle retailers Australia wide, both as an aftermarket accessory as well as being supplied on some new high end bicycles.
Mavic R-Sys front bicycle wheel

What are the defects?

The carbon tubular spokes of the R-Sys front wheel may break during use in certain circumstances causing the rider to lose control and possibly fall, potentially sustaining injury.

What are the hazards?

Fall/injury.

What should consumers do?

Stop using the wheel and immediately return the front wheel to a Mavic dealer; a new upgraded R-Sys Front wheel will be delivered free of charge. This exchange will start from 31 March 2009. Until this date, to facilitate the continued use of your bicycle, Mavic will offer you a set of Aksium wheels that you will keep after you have received the replacement R-Sys front wheel. Recall initiated by the Australian distributor of Mavic wheels:
Groupe Sportif, 27 Ceylon St, Nunawading VIC 3131. Email: rsysrecall@groupesportif.com; www.groupesportif.com/rsysrecall.
Phone: (03) 8878 1000 (8:30-5pm M-F

Supplier

Salomon SAS assisted by Groupe Sportif Pty Ltd

Where the product was sold

Nationally

Responsible regulator

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is the responsible regulator for this recall.

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