|January 8, 2008
Cannondale Recalls Scalpel Mountain Bikes; Frame Failure Poses Crash Hazard
The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. 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: Cannondale 2008 model year “Scalpel” mountain bikes
Units: About 150
Manufacturer: Cannondale Bicycle Corporation, of Bethel, Conn.
Hazard: The frame can break while in use, causing the rider to lose control and suffer injuries from a fall or collision.
Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received six reports of frames breaking. No injuries have been reported.
Description: The 2008 model year Scalpel is a cross-country racing mountain bike, made from carbon fiber and aluminum. They were sold in Black/White, Blue/Black and Black. The recall includes the following models:
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Only certain serial numbers are affected.
Sold at: Authorized Cannondale dealers nationwide from October 2007 through December 2007.
Manufactured in: United States
Remedy: Consumers should stop using the bicycle immediately and contact Cannondale or authorized dealer for a free replacement frame. Consumers have been directly notified.
Consumer Contact: For further information, contact Cannondale at (800) 245-3872 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, send an e-mail to email@example.com, or visit the firm’s Web site at www.cannondale.com
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