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    Cannondale Recalls Road Bicycles Due to Fall Hazard

    http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml09/09155.html

    Name of product: 2009 Six 5, Six 6, Six Carbon 5 and Six Carbon 6 Bicycles

    Hazard: The bicycles fail to meet the federal safety standard for bicycles. Spoke protector discs, required on bicycles to prevent the bicycle chain from interfering or suddenly stopping the wheel, are missing from these bicycles. This poses a fall hazard to the rider.

    Sold at: Authorized Cannondale dealers nationwide from October 2008 through February 2009 for between $1,500 and $2,100.

    Manufactured in: Taiwan


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    so what happened, some shmuck didn't tune his/her RD properly and is now suing cannondale, forcing them to do this ridiculous recall? ouch..

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    All over a dork disc, mammoth epic fail.
    Strike like an eagle and sacrifice the dove.
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    Like it or not, the law is the law and the law does require the disks on new bikes. You don't have to take your bike in for the disk if you don't want to.

    The recall announcement does not say anything about lawsuits. More likely, Cannondale realized that they forgot to include the disk on their bikes and the CPSC agreed to let them handle the issue via a voluntary recall. The company is now more protected against lawsuits if someone's derailleur does fail and cause them to crash.

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    Cannondale Recalls Road Bicycles Due to Fall Hazard

    http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml09/09155.html

    News from CPSC
    U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
    Office of Information and Public Affairs Washington, DC 20207
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
    March 17, 2009
    Release # 09-155 Firm’s Recall Hotline: (800) 245-3872
    CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
    CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

    Cannondale Recalls Road Bicycles Due to Fall 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.

    Name of product: 2009 Six 5, Six 6, Six Carbon 5 and Six Carbon 6
    Bicycles

    Units: About 1,300

    Importer: Cannondale Bicycle Corporation, of Bethel, Conn.

    Hazard: The bicycles fail to meet the federal safety standard for
    bicycles. Spoke protector discs, required on bicycles to prevent the
    bicycle chain from interfering or suddenly stopping the wheel, are
    missing from these bicycles. This poses a fall hazard to the rider.

    Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

    Description: The following Cannondale bicycles are included in the
    recall. "Six" is printed on the bicycle’s top tube and "Cannondale" is
    printed on the down tube.
    Bicycle Name (2009 Models) Bicycle Model Number
    Six 5 Compact 9RCT5C
    Six 5 9RCT5D
    Six 5 Compact 9RCT5C
    Six 6 9RCT6D
    Six 6 Triple 9RCT6T
    Six Carbon 5 9RSX5D
    Six Carbon 5 Compact 9RSX5C
    Six Carbon 6 Compact 9RSX6C

    Sold at: Authorized Cannondale dealers nationwide from October 2008
    through February 2009 for between $1,500 and $2,100.

    Manufactured in: Taiwan

    Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled bicycles immediately
    and contact any authorized Cannondale bicycle dealer for a free
    repair.

    Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Cannondale at
    (800) 245-3872 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or
    visit Cannondale’s Web site at www.cannondale.com
    -- Ron
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    2. Schwinn World Sport 4130 [mixte road bike; red]
    3. year ?? Specialized RockHopper Comp (18-spd mtn bike; all Shimano Deore parts)

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    Moving to recalls.
    Ride more.

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