Safety Recall – Formula Oro Disc Brake System


October 16, 2007

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.
Name of Product: Oro Disc Brakes used on bicycles

Units: About 5,700

Importer: Perigeum Development Inc., d.b.a. Formula Brake USA, of Petaluma, Calif.

Manufacturer: Formula SRL, of Italy

Hazard: The brake’s hand lever can separate, resulting in loss of braking. This can cause the rider to lose control of the bicycle, posing a risk of injury to riders.

Incidents/Injuries: Formula Brake USA has received six reports of hand levers detaching. No injuries have been reported.

Description: This recall involves Oro disk brakes typically installed on mountain bikes. The brake is operated by a hand lever, which is mounted to the handlebar. Included in the recall are the Oro K18, Oro K24, Oro Puro and Oro Bianco models with serial numbers less than 295237. The serial number can be located on the brake’s body above the “Made in Italy” label.

Sold at: Bicycle specialty stores nationwide from May 2005 through July 2007 for between $180 and $320.

Manufactured in: Italy

Remedy: Consumers should stop using bicycles equipped with the recalled brakes and contact any Formula Brake dealer to receive a free repair.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Formula Brake toll-free at (866) 458-3130 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s Web site at

source: Greg Thrash, General Manager, Formula Brake USA
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

About the author: Gregg Kato

Gregg Kato studied journalism and broadcasting in college while working many different jobs including deejaying, driving a forklift and building web sites (not all at the same time). Kato enjoys riding local Santa Cruz trails. Besides being an avid mountain biker, he is also a motorcycle fanatic. Two wheels, one Passion.

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  • John Arnold says:

    Thank goodness someone is watching out for us! I have Forulas but not this type. ~ thank you~ John

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