Shimano facing class action over recalled Hollowtech II cranksets

Trek and Specialized are also named in the action, following the recall of 2.8 million Ultegra and Dura-Ace items

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Shimano is facing a class-action lawsuit following its recall of up to 2.8 million cranksets globally over delamination issues, which affect its Hollowtech II 11-speed Ultegra and Dura-Ace bonded items.

The action was filed in the USA and names Specialized and Trek as defendants as well as Shimano.

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