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Cycling Sports Group Recalls Cannondale Mountain Bicycles Due to Fall Hazard

Name of Product: Cannondale mountain bicycles with OPI stem/steering tube

http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2015/Cycling-Sports-Group-Recalls-Cannondale-Mountain-Bicycles/

Hazard: The OPI stem/steering tube assemblies can fail, posing a risk of injury from a fall.

Remedy: Repair

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled bicycle and take it to the nearest authorized Cannondale dealer for a free repair. Cannondale dealers will fit a locking reinforcement wedge assembly inside the OPI stem/steering tube and replace the clamp bolts.

Consumer Contact: Cycling Sports Group at 800-BIKE-USA  (800-245-3872) from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, by email at custserve@cyclingsportsgroup.com  or online at http://www.cannondale.com  and click on “Recalls” under the Recalls & Safety link at the bottom of the page.

Photos available at http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2015/Cycling-Sports-Group-Recalls-Cannondale-Mountain-Bicycles/

Recall Details

Units: About 23,000 (in addition, about 800 were sold in Canada)

Description: This recall involves all model year 2011 through 2015 Flash, FSi , F-4, F-5, F-29, Lexi, RZ, Scalpel and Trigger Cannondale mountain bicycles, with OPI stem/steering tube assemblies “OPI” is printed diagonally across the stem/steering tube in black letters.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Sold at: Authorized Cannondale dealers nationwide from July 2010 to July 2015 for between $2,000 and $10,000.

Importer: Cycling Sports Group Inc., of Wilton, Conn.

Manufactured in: Taiwan

Note: Health Canada’s press release is available at http://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/hc-sc/2015/54850r-eng.php

Retailers: If you are a retailer of a recalled product you have a duty to notify your customers of a recall. If you can, email your clients or include the recall information in your next marketing communication to your clients. Post any Recall Poster at your stores and contact the manufacturer to determine how you will handle any recalls.

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