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Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 245-3872
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
|Lefty Speed Carbon SL
2007 Taurine Carbon Team Replica
|Lefty Speed DLR 2 (including bonded, 100mm and 80mm)
2007 Rush Carbon 2 (This model also included in the recall for Cranksets - CPSC
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