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Recall Alert

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

Office of Information and Public Affairs Washington, DC 20207

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 the product immediately unless otherwise instructed.


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 , or visit the firm's Web site at

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

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