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FSA Recalling Cranksets

Published November 19, 2010

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Full Speed Ahead, has issued a voluntary recall of about 9,300 Full Speed Ahead BB30 Gossamer cranksets that are used by numerous bicycle manufacturers.

The manufacturer is TH Industries of Taiwan.

Hazard: If the fixing bolt is over-tightened on the non-drive crank arm, the bolt shoulder can crack or break. If this occurs, the non-drive arm can fall off the bicycle causing the rider to crash and suffer injuries.

Full Speed Ahead has received 11 reports of incidents, including two cases where injuries have been reported.

A crankset is the component of the bicycle that the chain and pedals attach to for pedaling. The recalled models are either painted black with "Gossamer" printed in white on the arm or white with "Gossamer" printed in black on the arm. There are two drive gears (referred to as "double") on the crankset. The recalled crank arms were assembled as original equipment on the following bicycle models:

Bianchi 2010 Sempre Ultegra

Cannondale 2010 CAAD9 5, CAAD9 5 Feminine; 2010 Six Carbon 5; 2010 Slice 4, Slice 4 Nytro, Slice 5; 2010 Synapse Carbon 4, Carbon 4 Feminine, Carbon 5; 2011 CAAD10 5 105, CAAD10 5 105 Feminine; 2011 Slice 5, Slice 5 Womens; 2011 SuperSix 5 105, SuperSix 5 105 Womens; 2011 Synapse Carbon 4 Rival, Carbon 4 Rival Womens, Carbon 5; 2011 CAAD8 5 105; 2011 CAADX 105 Cyclocross

Felt 2011 F75, 2011 F75X

Fuji 2010 ACR 1.0, 2010 ACR 2.0, 2010 ACR 3.0

Quintana Roo 2010 CD.0.1

Litespeed 2010 C3

Raleigh 2011 RX 1.0, 2010 RX 1.0

Scattante 2010 CFR Comp

Gossamer BB30 non-drive crank arms that are included in the recall have serial numbers beginning with 10B, 10C, and 10D. Serial numbers are located on the backside of the crank arm by pedal threads.

Note: MegaExo model Gossamer cranksets and Gossamer BB30 cranksets with three drive gears (referred to as "triple" cranksets) are not involved in this recall.

Assembled as standard original equipment on the bicycles listed. Sold by independent bicycle retailers nationwide from February 2010 through October 2010.

Consumers should immediately stop using bicycles that have the recalled crank arm sets and return bicycle to the dealer. The dealer will install the new non-drive crank arm free of charge.

For additional information on obtaining a free replacement non-drive crank arm, contact Full Speed Ahead toll-free at (877) 743-3372 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, via email to, or visit the firm's Web site at

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