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Some 'Colnago by Ferrari' road bikes recalled over front brake concerns

Published June 17, 2015
The CF10 in red.

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — Colnago America is working with U.S. and Canadian consumer safety groups to recall about 434 road bikes and framesets because the front brakes can detach from the fork during use.

According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, the company has received no reports of incidents or injuries as a result of the problem.

The recall involves all Colnago CF10 and Colnago V1-r bicycles and frame kits that fit 700c wheels.

"Colnago for Ferrari" is on the downtube and the Ferrari logo is on the seat tube of the CF10. "Colnago" is on the downtube and the Ferrari logo is on the toptube of the V1-r. Model numbers CF10 or V1-r are on both sides of the  fork.

Model CF10 frames come in black with white letters and red trim, and black with white letters and yellow trim. Model V1-r frames come in black with white letters and red trim, gray with black letters and black trim, gray with white letters and white trim, and white with silver letters and silver trim.

About 400 of the bikes were sold in the U.S. and 34 in Canada. The bikes were made in Taiwan, imported by Colnago America and sold between April 2014 and April 2015 for between  $4,800 and $12,000.

Consumers are being told to stop using the bikes immediately and contact Colnago America for a free inspection. If the hole in the front fork for the brake mounting bolt is not at least 12 mm in depth, the front fork will be replaced free of charge. Consumers can contact Colnago America Inc. toll-free at (844) 265-6246 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT, Monday through Friday or online at colnago-america.com and click on "Colnago recalls bikes and frame kits" for more information.

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