Cannondale Recalls Scalpel Bikes

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The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. Consumers should stop using the product immediately unless otherwise instructed.Name of Product: Cannondale 2008 model year “Scalpel” mountain bikesUnits: About 150Manufacturer: Cannondale Bicycle Corporation, of Bethel, Conn.Hazard: The frame can break while in use, causing the rider to lose control and suffer injuries from a fall or collision.Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received six reports of frames breaking. No injuries have been reported.Description: 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 # Product Retail Price
8AVPFR Scalpel Frameset about $3,200
8VPO Scalpel Team about $6,900
8VP1 Scalpel 1 about $6,400
8VP2 Scalpel 2 about $4,300

Only certain serial numbers are affected.Sold at: Authorized Cannondale dealers nationwide from October 2007 through December 2007.Manufactured in: United StatesRemedy: Consumers should stop using the bicycle immediately and contact Cannondale or authorized dealer for a free replacement frame. Consumers have been directly notified.Consumer Contact: For further information, contact Cannondale at (800) 245-3872 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, send an e-mail to, or visit the firm’s Web site at

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