|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 28, 2006
|Firm's Recall Hotline: (866) 296-3137
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
Cervélo Cycles Inc. Announces Recall of Bicycles Due to Fall Hazard
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firms named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of Product: 2005 R2.5 Model Carbon Fiber Bicycles and Bicycle Frames
Units: About 650
Distributor: Cervélo Cycles Inc., of Toronto, Canada
Hazard: The bicycle frames can loosen or separate, causing the rider to lose control, fall and be injured.
Incidents/Injuries: : None reported.
Description: This recall only involves the 2005 model year R2.5 model bicycles and bicycle frames with serial numbers higher than R251700. The model numbers and serial numbers are printed on the bicycle frame tubes. The frames have clear coating over a carbon fiber with either red and white "Cervélo" decals on the down tube, seat tube and head tube, or blue and white decals in the same locations.
Sold at: Authorized Cervélo retailers nationwide sold the bicycles with these frames and the frame sets from December 2004 through May 2005 for about $2,200 for the frame set and between $3,100 and $3,900 for the complete bicycle, depending on the components selected.
Manufactured in: Taiwan
Remedy: Consumers should stop using these bicycles with the recalled frames and contact Cervèlo to receive a free replacement frame.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Cervélo toll-free at (866) 296-3137 between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit www.cervelo.com/R25recall
Media Contact: Peter Donato at Special Assignment Inc. at (416) 964-6118
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