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by Shane Stokes
December 16, 2017
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While not an official recall, Silca have requested owners of its SuperPista floor pump to stop use due to a potentially dangerous gauge failure. This issue only applies to the base-model SuperPista floor pump pump only, and not the company’s flagship US-made SuperPista Ultimate.
Silca claim to have identified the cause of the issue, stating corrosion of a sub-component can lead to pressure leaking into the gauge’s housing. From here, the gauge lens can potentially burst during use. The company is currently working toward providing replacement gauges, which are expected to be posted the week of January 20th.
For consumers currently using a SuperPista, Silca suggests an interim solution is to unscrew the bezel of the gauge and remove the gauge lens. With the lens removed, the pump is safe to use until the replacement gauge arrives.
For more information or to lodge a replacement request, visit Silca’s SuperPista support page.