Cannondale Recalls Bicycles; JD Forks Can Lose Alignment, Posing Crash Hazard

The recalled bicycle's fork can lose alignment causing the front wheel to turn unexpectedly. This can cause the rider to lose control of the bicycle and crash.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 19, 2009
Release #09-225

Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 245-3872
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Cannondale Recalls Bicycles; JD Forks Can Lose Alignment, Posing Crash Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. 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: Bicycles with JD suspension forks

Units: About 1,500

Importer: Cannondale Bicycle Corp., of Bethel, Conn.

Manufacturer: JD Components, of Taiwan

Hazard: The recalled bicycle's fork can lose alignment causing the front wheel to turn unexpectedly. This can cause the rider to lose control of the bicycle and crash.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: The recall involves model year 2008 Cannondale Adventure 2, Adventure 3, Adventure 2 Feminine and Adventure 3 Feminine bicycles. The model name is printed on the bicycle's frame. The bicycles have a suspension fork with the words "cannondale AT35 adventure trail" printed on them. Bicycles equipped with the Rock Shox i-ride fork are not included in the recall.

Sold at: Cannondale bicycle dealers from February 2009 through April 2009 for between $600 and $800.

Manufactured in: Taiwan (the forks only)

Remedy: Consumers should stop riding the recalled bicycles immediately and contact their dealer to arrange for a free repair.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Cannondale at (800) 245-3872 (BIKEUSA) between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm's Web site at www.cannondale.com

Picture of Recalled Bicycle

Picture of Recalled Bicycle