|January 8, 2008
The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. 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: Cannondale 2008 model year "Scalpel" mountain bikes
Units: About 150
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 email@example.com, or visit the firm's Web site at www.cannondale.com
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to help ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals -– contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years.
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