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Cannondale Recalls Scalpel Bikes

Published January 10, 2008

BETHEL, CT (BRAIN)—The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Cannondale, has announced a voluntary recall of roughly 150 Scalpel mountain bikes from the 2008 model year.

The frame can break while in use, causing the rider to lose control and suffer injuries from a fall or collision.
Cannondale has received six reports of frames breaking. No injuries have been reported.

The 2008 model year Scalpel is a cross-country racing mountain bike, made from carbon fiber and aluminum. They were sold in black/white, blue/black and black. The recall includes the following models: Model # 8AVPFR Scalpel frameset retailing for about $3,200; Model # 8VPO Scalpel Team retailing for about $6,900; Model # 8VP1 Scalpel 1 retailing for about $6,400; and Model # 8VP2 Scalpel 2 retailing for about $4,300.

These bikes were sold nationwide from October 2007 through December 2007. They were all manufactured in the United States.

Consumers should stop using the bicycle immediately and contact Cannondale or authorized dealer for a free replacement frame. Consumers have been directly notified.

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