Shimano Skewer Recall!!!!!!



FYI and check your QR's!


Shimano recalls front skewers

Shimano American Corporation has identified a "potential safety issue"
regarding several models of front quick release skewers purchased or
received after November 1, 2005. Affected product lines include certain
Dura-Ace, Ultegra, and 105 hubs and wheels, XTR and XT hubs and wheels,
as well as certain Sport Dynamo front hubs. All of the skewers in
question are silver in color; black skewers are safe to use, Shimano

Corrective action will vary depending on region, and the company's
replacement plan has yet to be approved in the US by CPSC. Regardless,
Shimano requests that the skewers be removed from service immediately
to prevent any incidents but says there have been no reported accidents
or injuries directly related to the defective skewers. Those riders
impacted by the recall should consult their local bicycle shop or
Shimano's web site for further action.

Be safe out there!