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Cannondale recalls 3,500 commuter bikes over fork/axle concerns

Published July 21, 2016

WILTON, Ct. (BRAIN) — Cycling Sports Group, the parent company of Cannondale, is recalling about 3,500 Cannondale Bad Boy and Bad Girl commuter bikes because the front hub axle can fail. The recall involves bikes manufactured between 2010 and 2012.

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The company sold about 3,100 of the affected bikes in the U.S. and 400 in Canada. All of the bikes had matte black frames. Only bicycles with date codes beginning with P, Q and RB through RL are included in this recall. The date code is located on the bottom of the bicycle fork as shown in the photo below.

Consumers are being told to stop using the bikes and take them to a Cannondale dealer for a free repair, which includes installation of a new fork. 

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commision said the company "has received 30 reports of the bicycle's fork axle cracking; including an injury report of a fall that resulted in a concussion and bruising."

According to Cannondale, the fork leg can fatigue and crack adjacent to the axle, which in turn can cause the front axle to separate from the fork. 

Consumer can contact Cannondale at 800-726-2453 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, by email at custserve@cyclingsportsgroup.com or online at www.cannondale.com.

The bikes were made by Post Moderne Tech Corp., of Taiwan  and sold by Cannondale dealers nationwide from June 2010 through December 2014 for between $1,000 and $1,800.

More information: CPSC recall notice | Cannondale recall notice.

 

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