Cannondale Recalls Slice RS Bikes Due to Fall Hazard

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product because the product could cause personal injuries or death due to product liability. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of product:

Cannondale Slice RS bicycles and framesets

Hazard:

The brake plates can loosen and break, posing a fall hazard.

Consumer Contact:

Cannondale at (800) 245-3872 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.cannondale.com and click on Safety at the bottom of the page. Consumers can also send an e-mail to custserv@cyclingsportsgroup.com.

Description

This recall includes all 2013 model year Cannondale triathlon and time trial Slice RS bikes including the Black Edition, Ultegra and Ultegra Di2 bicycles and framesets.  The Black Edition bikes come in black and the word Cannondale is in green on the top tube.  The Ultegra and Ultegra Di2 are white with red trim and the word Cannondale is in black on the down tube of the bicycle. The unusual brakes on the Slice RS models are mounted behind the front fork and under the chainstay.      

Incidents/Injuries

Cannondale received one report of a loose brake plate.  No injuries have been reported. 

Remedy

Consumer should immediately stop using the recalled bicycles and return the bike to a Cannondale retailer for a free repair, a Cannondale Terramo helmet and Classic Jersey. Cannondale is contacting its customers directly.

Sold at

Cannondale retailers nationwide between October 2012 and June 2013 for between $5,500 and $11,000 for the bike and $4,500 for the frameset.

Importer

Cycling Sports Group Inc., Bethel Conn.

Manufactured in

China

Source:  http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/Recall-Alerts/2013/Cannondale-Recalls-Slice-RS-Bikes/

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