The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced recalls of the following products. Consumers should stop using recalled products unless otherwise instructed.

Product: Shimano bicycle quick release device

Units: 8,500

Manufacturer: Shimano Inc., of Osaka, Japan

Hazard: The quick release skewers can unexpectedly fail or break when locked in position. When this happens the rider could lose control and fall.

Description and models: This recall involves quick releases supplied after Nov. 1, 2005, with Shimano front hubs and front wheels on the following road racing and MTB bicycle models: HB-5501, HB-5600, HB-6600, HB-7800,HB-HF-08, HB-M756, HB-M760, HB-M760, HB-M960, HB-M965, WH-7801, WH-7801C,WH-7801C50, WH-7801SL, WH-R600, WH-M965, DH-2N71, DH-3N71 and DH-3D71. Only quick releases with silver skewers and without a round sticker on the back of the quick release lever are involved in this recall.

Sold at: Bicycle specialty stores and dealers nationwide from November 2005 through March 2006 for $13 to $44.

Remedy: Consumers should take the quick release device to their local bike dealer or retailer for a free inspection and repair.

Contact: Call 800-353-4719 or visit