|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE|
|November 29, 1985|
|Release # 85-060|
Washington, D.C. -- In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, the Cannondale Corporation of Georgetown, Connecticut, has announced a voluntary recall of approximately 5,000 forks used on its Model SR900, SR600 and SRSOO bicycles and Model SF900 and SF500 framesets. The estimated retail cost of these bicycles ranged between $595 and $995.
The firm has received some complaints of problems with these forks that have resulted in a loosening of the steering tube in some bicycles. Cannondale is voluntarily replacing these forks free of charge to prevent the possibility of injuries from falls due to a loss of control of the bicycle.
Anyone who purchased one of these bicycles prior to 1985 and has not yet had it repaired should stop riding the bike immediately and take it to a local authorized Cannondale bicycle dealer who will, should the fork be one of the defective ones, replace the fork free of charge.
For assistance or additional information regarding this recall, consumers may contact Cannondale's Customer Service Department toll- free by calling 800-BIKE-USA. Consumers in Connecticut may call 203-838-4488. The address for Cannondale's Customer Service Department is P.O. Box 122, Georgetown, CT 06829.
Consumers may also call the Commission's toll-free Hotline, 800-638-2772. The Commissions teletypewriter number for the hearing- impaired is (301) 595-7054.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC’s work to ensure the safety of consumer products has contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years.
Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission.
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