|Office of Information and Public Affairs||Washington, DC 20207|
|January 8, 2008
The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. Consumers should stop using the product immediately unless otherwise instructed.Units:
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 #||Product||Retail 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 firstname.lastname@example.org , or visit the firm's Web site at www.cannondale.com