Cannondale Recalls Bicycles With Carbon Crankset Due to Fall Hazard

June 6, 2007
Release #07-206
Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 245-3872
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908


Cannondale Recalls Bicycles With Carbon Crankset Due to Fall Hazard


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 product: Bicycles with Carbon Cranksets

Units: About 2,900

Importer: Cannondale Bicycle Corp., of Bethel, Conn.

Hazard: The bicycle's crankset could break, posing a fall hazard to user.

Incidents/Injuries: Cannondale has received two reports of the cranksets breaking resulting in one minor injury.

Description: Cranksets are the gears at the front of the bicycle chain with pedals attached to the outer ends. The crankset spins on a bearing and axle assembly called a bottom bracket. The recalled cranksets are two piece carbon crankset with an integrated aluminum bottom bracket. These cranksets were used on the following bicycle models:

2007 Road Bikes:
   Synapse Carbon SL1 Compact drive
   Ironman 1, Si Carbon Standard drive
   System 6 Team 1 Compact drive and Standard drive
   System 6 Team 3 Compact drive and Standard drive
   Cyclocross SLl 1 Compact drive

2007 Mountain Bikes:
   Taurine 1 SL
   Rush Carbon 2

2007 Framesets & Cranksets:
   Synapse SL Si
   System 6 Team SI
   Ironman 613 SL
   CAAD 9 Cyclocross Si
   All carbon Si road and mountain cranksets

2008 Road Bikes:
   System 6 Liquigas 3 Compact and Standard Drive

Sold at: Authorized Cannondale dealers nationwide from June 2006 though May 2007 for between $1,800 and $5,700 for the bicycles and about $475 for the crankset.

Manufactured in: Taiwan

Remedy: Cannondale dealers will inspect the bicycle cranksets to determine if a free replacement is needed.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Cannondale at (800) BIKEUSA (245-3872) between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm's Website at


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