Cycling Sports Group Recalls Cannondale Mountain Bicycles Due to Fall Hazard

Starting date:
September 3, 2015
Posting date:
September 3, 2015
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Sports/Fitness
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Fall Hazard
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-54850

Joint recall with Health Canada, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (US CPSC) and Cycling Sports Group, Inc.

Affected products

Cannondale Mountain bikes with  OPI stem/steering tube

Product 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.

Hazard identified

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

Neither Health Canada nor Cycling Sports Group, Inc. has received any reports of consumer incidents or injuries related to the use of these bicycles.

Number sold

Approximately 917 units of the recalled bicycles were sold by authorized Cannondale Dealers across Canada, and approximately 23,000 units were sold in the United States.

Time period sold

The recalled bicycles were sold from July 2010 to July 2015 in Canada and the United States.

Place of origin

Manufactured in Taiwan.

Companies

Manufacturer
Cycling Sports Group, Inc.
Wilton
Connecticut
UNITED STATES

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled bicycle and should contact 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.

For more information, including the location of their nearest authorized dealer, consumers can contact Cycling Sports Group by telephone at 1-(800) 245-3872 (1-800-BIKEUSA) from Monday to Friday 9am to 6pm Eastern standard time, by e-mail , or online by visiting the firm's website, and click on "recalls".

Consumers may view the release by the US CPSC on the Commission's website.

Please note that the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act prohibits recalled products from being redistributed, sold or even given away in Canada.

Health Canada would like to remind Canadians to report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product or any other consumer product or cosmetic by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.

This recall is also posted on the OECD Global Portal on Product Recalls website. You can visit this site for more information on other international consumer product recalls.