Shimano cleat recall



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From BikeBiz: http://www.bikebiz.co.uk/daily-news/article.php?id=4111

Friday 14th May 2004

Shimano recalls cleats

The bits of metal in question are SM-SH92 SPD-R cleats
(Shimano part # Y43Y98030/#Y43Y98031), sold as after market
products since 1999. Shimano has identified that the rear
protrusion tab may become damaged, and may prevent the shoe
from being released from the pedal. This could lead to a
cyclist being unable to release the cleated shoe from the
pedal, says a voluntary recall notice from Shimano.

"There have been no reports of accidents or injuries
resulting from this problem. However, as the product does
not appear to meet Shimano's usual quality standards, and
in an abundance of caution, Shimano has decided to conduct
a voluntary recall of this product and offer its customers
free replacement cleats, or a discount on the purchase of
the new model pedal system for those customers for whom
the alternative cleats are not convenient and those who
prefer to use our most updated system (SPD-SL)," says the
recall notice.

"We would like to emphasise the fact that this recall is
only for the optional SM-SH92 SPD-R cleats with a total
float of 10 degrees. Standard SM-SH91 (6 degrees total
float) and the after market product SM-SH90 fixed cleats are
not affected by this recall."

Shimano said consumers with the recalled cleats should "go
to your local Shimano dealer without delay to receive
replacement cleats free of charge or to receive a discount
of 20 EUR in the purchase of a pair of SPD-SL pedals (PD-
7800, PD-R600 or PD-R540). Please note that if you wish to
choose the option of the discount, you will need to submit
your claim before the end of July 2004. The free replacement
cleats will continue to remain available after that time."

http://www.shimano-europe.com/cycling

PDF of identification and remedy:
http://www.bikebiz.co.uk/downloads/CleatRecall.pdf

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