|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 13, 2007
|Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 245-3872
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
Cannondale Announces Recall of Mountain Bicycles; Lefty Forks Can Break Unexpectedly
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm 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 Products: Mountain Bicycles with Lefty Speed SL and Lefty Speed DLR Forks
Units: About 6,700
Manufacturer: Cannondale Bicycle Corp., Bethel, Conn.
Hazard: The forks can break during use causing the rider to lose control of the bicycle, fall and suffer serious injuries.
Incidents/Injuries: Cannondale has received 15 reports of the bicycle forks separating, including five reports of injuries including a broken collarbone, a concussion, broken ribs and bruises.
Description: The carbon or aluminum bicycle forks were sold on Cannondale mountain bicycle models listed below:
|Bicycle model code, product||Retail price
|Lefty Speed Carbon SL
2007 Taurine Carbon Team Replica
2007 Scalpel 1
2007 Scalpel Team Replica
2007 Rush Carbon 1
2007 Rush Carbon Team
2007 aftermarket, replacement Lefty Speed Carbon SL forks
|Lefty Speed DLR 2 (including bonded, 100mm and 80mm)
2007 Rush Carbon 2 (This model also included in the recall for Cranksets - CPSC
press release #07-206)
2007 Rush 3
2007 Rush 4
2007 Rush 5
2007 Caffeine 29'er
2007 Scalpel 2
2007 Scalpel 3
2007 Caffeine 1
2007 Caffeine 2
2007 Rush Feminine 1
2007 aftermarket, replacement Lefty Speed (bonded, 100mm and 80mm) DLR 2
2008 Rush Carbon 3
Sold at: Authorized Cannondale dealers from June 2006 through May 2007 for between $1,600 and $6,500.
Manufactured in: United States
Remedy: Consumers should stop using these bicycles immediately. Cannondale dealers will repair these forks at no charge.
Consumer Contact: Owners of these bicycles may call Cannondale's toll free number: 800- BIKEUSA (245-3872) between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm's Web site at www.cannondale.com
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