June 9, 1997


Release # 97-139

WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Cannondale of Georgetown, Conn., is recalling 15,000 pairs of C-Soles cycling shoes because the cleats could pull out of the sole. This could cause a cyclist's foot to slip off the pedal, leading to an injury.

Cannondale has received about 35 reports of cleats pulling out of the soles of the shoes. Some minor injuries have been reported.

The C-Soles cycling shoes are multi-color, adult-sizes only. The cleats are selected by the consumer depending upon their bicycle pedal system. The cleats are fitted to the shoe by the dealer.

The cycling shoes were sold at Cannondale dealers nationwide from early 1997 through April 1997 for between $59.99 and $79.99 a pair.

Cycling Shoes

Cannondale dealer for a free upgrade. Cannondale dealers will install a thin metal backing plate inside the shoe, under the insole. The backing plate provides a firmer attachment for the cleat, with only a minimal increase in the sole's stiffness. Consumers can call Cannondale toll-free at 800-BIKE-USA with any questions or for the name of the nearest Cannondale dealer.