Bicycle tool manufacturer Park Tool has issued a Stop Use and Inspect Notice for its CCP-22, CCP-44 and CWP-7 crank pullers, due to an out-of-spec nut that is shared between the three tools.
This out-of-spec threading may cause damage to bicycle cranks during removal, said the company. Some, but not all, tools sold between October 2021 and April 2022 may be affected.
To see if your tool is affected, Park Tool says you should locate the nut on each of the tools per the images below and inspect the threading.
Bad threads will have a flat peak, and the improper thread peaks will extend almost halfway down the threading of the nut. The non-affected tools have sharper and consistent thread peaks throughout the length of the nut, as shown in the picture.
Park Tool said it will replace the nuts with bad threads at no cost.
Customers in the United States who have inspected the puller and determined they need a replacement nut should visit parktool.com/1206 and follow the instructions, and customers outside the United States should contact their point of purchase for resolution.
Park Tool is also asking its distribution partners to forward this notice to any of their customers who have purchased the affected products.
Park Tool is distributed by Madison in the UK, which last week announced a partnership with Tooo Cycling for exclusive distribution of its products in the UK cycle market.
Tooo Cycling’s central product, the DVR80, is an 80-lumen rear light, visible from one mile away, combined with a video camera capable of 1080p at 60fps on maximum resolution, or a maximum run time of 9.5hrs using the most economical settings. Using a Sony IMX 323 Sensor, the DVR80 is designed for use in a dimly lit environment and can adjust to ambient light levels.