Shimano crank inspection a 'very unusual approach to corrective action' - legal expert

Who takes the flack for the 2.8 million affected cranks produced?

Shimano cranks and Shimano crank failing in center
(Image credit: Tom Couzens, Shimano)

News broke last week that groupset giant Shimano had been forced to recall 760,000 cranks in the United States and Canada, and starting from October 1st, a European inspection program will also be launched due to "potential fall and injury hazards to consumers".

In total, it is understood that the safety notice impacts 2.8 million cranks globally - and the cranks in question were sold between June 2012, and June 2019.

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Joe Baker
Tech Writer

Joe is Cycling Weekly's tech writer. He's always had a love for bikes, since first riding a two wheeled steed before the age of four. Years down the line, Joe began racing at 16, and enjoyed great experiences internationally, racing in Italy, Spain and Belgium to name a few locations. Always interested in tech, Joe even piloted his Frankenstein hill climb bike to a Junior National Title in 2018.  After taking a step back from elite level racing in April 2022, Joe joined our team as a freelancer, before becoming Tech Writer in May 2023.