Cannondale Recalls Slice RS Bikes Due to Fall Hazard (Recall Alert)
Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Recall SummaryName of product:
Cannondale Slice RS bicycles and framesetsHazard:
The brake plates can loosen and break, posing a fall hazard.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.Report an Incident Involving this Product
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.
Cannondale received one report of a loose brake plate. No injuries have been reported.
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.
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.
Cycling Sports Group Inc., Bethel Conn.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about your experience with the product on SaferProducts.gov
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