FLO Cycling—Bicycle Wheel Rim Tape

PRA number: 2012/13354
Date published: 5th November 2012
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Product information

Product description

Plastic strip delivered free of charge with purchased cycling wheels. The rim tape is intended to cover the spoke holes in the rim to prevent the inner-tube from bursting when inflated.

Identifying features

The rim tape is a yellow plastic strip that was provided for free with the purchase of FLO 60, FLO 90 and FLO DISC wheels. The number 700X18 A/V is printed on the tape. The serial number is located either on the wheel rim under the tube or on the outer edge of the disc wheel.

Please see attached pdf for the list of affected serial numbers.

What are the defects?

The rim tape can fail and break under pressure.

What are the hazards?

If the rim tape breaks, the inner-tube of the bicycle can puncture or burst, posing a fall hazard to the rider.

Dates available for sale

  • 1st February 2012 - 30th July 2012

Where the product was sold

  • Nationally

Traders who sold this product

Sold direct through the FLO cycling website.


FLO Cycling

Supplier's web site


What should consumers do?

Please stop using the rim tape immediately. All affected customers will be receiving a customer letter from FLO Cycling informing them how they can be compensated. The letter includes a form that must be filled out and returned to FLO Cycling free of charge.

Advertisements and supporting documentation

FLO Cycling Serial Numbers.pdf (24.0 KB)