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Cannondale Mountain Bicycles with Lefty Speed SL and Lefty Speed DLR Forks

Description: Cannondale Announces Recall of Mountain Bicycles; Lefty Forks Can Break Unexpectedly NEWS from CPSC U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Office of Information and Public Affairs Washington, DC 20207 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 13, 2007 Release #07-211 Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 245-3872 CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772 CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908 Cannondale Announces Recall of Mountain Bicycles; Lefty Forks Can Break Unexpectedly 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 Products: Mountain Bicycles with Lefty Speed SL and Lefty Speed DLR Forks Units: About 6,700 Manufacturer: Cannondale Bicycle Corp., Bethel, Conn. Hazard: The forks can break during use causing the rider to lose control of the bicycle, fall and suffer serious injuries. Incidents/Injuries: Cannondale has received 15 reports of the bicycle forks separating, including five reports of injuries including a broken collarbone, a concussion, broken ribs and bruises. Description: The carbon or aluminum bicycle forks were sold on Cannondale mountain bicycle models listed below: Bicycle model code, product Retail price Lefty Speed Carbon SL 2007 Taurine Carbon Team Replica 2007 Scalpel 1 2007 Scalpel Team Replica 2007 Rush Carbon 1 2007 Rush Carbon Team 2007 aftermarket, replacement Lefty Speed Carbon SL forks $5500 $5000 $5500 $6000 $6500 $1400 Lefty Speed DLR 2 (including bonded, 100mm and 80mm) 2007 Rush Carbon 2 (This model also included in the recall for Cranksets - CPSC press release #07-206) 2007 Rush 3 2007 Rush 4 2007 Rush 5 2007 Caffeine 29'er 2007 Scalpel 2 2007 Scalpel 3 2007 Caffeine 1 2007 Caffeine 2 2007 Rush Feminine 1 2007 aftermarket, replacement Lefty Speed (bonded, 100mm and 80mm) DLR 2 2008 Rush Carbon 3 $4500 $2600 $2100 $1700 $1600 $3500 $2600 $2200 $1600 $2000 $950 $3500 Sold at: Authorized Cannondale dealers from June 2006 through May 2007 for between $1,600 and $6,500. Manufactured in: United States Remedy: Consumers should stop using these bicycles immediately. Cannondale dealers will repair these forks at no charge. Consumer Contact: Owners of these bicycles may call Cannondale's toll free number: 800- BIKEUSA (245-3872) between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm's Web site at www.cannondale.com [Source]

Cannondale Mountain Bicycles with Lefty Speed SL and Lefty Speed DLR Forks Recall Information

Country of OriginUnited States
Recall Date06/13/2007
Recall ID3640
Recall Number07211
Product TypeBicycles & Accessories
HazardVehicle Accident
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