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SCOTT Recalls Bicycles Due to Fall Hazard

Hazard: The seat post can break, posing a fall hazard to the rider.

http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2016/Scott-Recalls-Bicycles/

Name of Product: SCOTT bicycles with SYNCROS seat posts

Remedy: Replace

Consumers should immediately stop riding the recalled bicycles and return them to an authorized SCOTT dealer to have a free replacement seat post installed.

Consumer Contact: Scott USA toll-free at 888-607-8365 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, by email at recall@scott-sports.com or online at http://www.SCOTT-Sports.com and click on “Safety” at the bottom of the page, then “Recalls” for more information.

Recall Details

Photos Available At http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2016/Scott-Recalls-Bicycles/

Units: About 1,400 (in addition, 170 bicycles were sold in Canada)

Description: This recall involves model year 2016 SCOTT men’s and women’s road bicycles with SYNCROS FL 0.1 seat posts. Bicycle models included in the recall are: Addict CX 10 disc, Addict SL, Addict Team Issue, Addict 10, Addict 15, Addict 20, Addict Gravel disc, Solace Premium disc, Solace 10 disc, Frame set Addict 10 (HMF), Frame set Addict CX 10 disc (HMX) mech / Di2 and Seatpost Syncros FL1.0 Carbon Offset 27.2mm. “SCOTT” is printed on the bicycle down tube and “SYNCROS” is printed on the seat post. The bicycles were sold in black, grey and white with yellow, orange, green or blue decals. A complete list of serial numbers included in the recall can be found at

http://www.scott-sports.com/global/en/company/safety-and-recalls. The serial number is printed on a white sticker and embossed on the underside of the bicycle frame near the pedals.

Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received 11 reports of broken seat posts outside of the U.S. No injuries have been reported.

Sold at: Authorized SCOTT dealers nationwide and online from June 2015 through March 2016 for between $3,300 and $9,700.

Importer/Distributor: SCOTT USA Inc., of Salt Lake City, Utah

Manufactured in: Taiwan

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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