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11-19-10, 10:25 AM
"Full Speed Ahead Crank Sets Used By Numerous Bicycle Manufacturers Recalled Due To Crash Hazard
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of Product: Full Speed Ahead BB30 Gossamer crank sets installed on numerous makers of bicycles
Units: About 9,300
Importer: Full Speed Ahead, of Woodinville, Wash.
Manufacturer: 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.
Incidents/Injuries: Full Speed Ahead has received 11 reports of incidents, including two cases where injuries have been reported.
Description: A crank set 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 crank set. 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
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"