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Cycling Sports Group Recalls Commuter Bicycles Due to Fall Hazard

Recall Summary

Name of Product: Cannondale commuter bicycles

http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2016/Cycling-Sports-Group-Recalls-Commuter-Bicycles/

Hazard: The bicycle’s fork axle can crack, posing a fall hazard.

Remedy: Repair

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled bicycles and take them to the nearest authorized Cannondale dealer for a free repair. Cannondale dealers will replace the fork free of charge.

Consumer Contact: Cannondale at 800-726-2453 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 Safety Notices and Recalls at the bottom right-hand corner of the main page for more information.

Recall Details

Photos Available At http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2016/Cycling-Sports-Group-Recalls-Commuter-Bicycles/ 

Units: About 3,100 (in addition, about 400 were sold in Canada)

Description: This recall involves 2010-2012 Cannondale Bad Boy and Bad Girl commuter bicycles. They were sold in black. Only bicycles with date codes beginning with P, Q and RB through RL are included in this recall. The date code is located on the bottom of the bicycle fork. The frame is matte black. A Cannondale decal can be found on the downtube.

Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received 30 reports of the bicycle’s fork axle cracking; including an injury report of a fall that resulted in a concussion and bruising.

Sold at: Authorized Cannondale dealers nationwide from June 2010 through December 2014 for between $1,000 and $1,800.

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

Manufacturer: Post Moderne Tech Corp., of Taiwan

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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