Cannondale Recalls Scalpel Mountain Bikes; Frame Failure Poses Crash Hazard

January 8, 2008
Alert #08-534
 

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:

Model #ProductRetail Price
8AVPFR Scalpel Frameset about $3,200
8VPO Scalpel Team about $6,900
8VP1 Scalpel 1 about $6,400
8VP2 Scalpel 2 about $4,300

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 custserv@cannondale.com, or visit the firm’s Web site at www.cannondale.com

Picture of Recalled Cannondale 2008 model year 'Scalpel' mountain bikes