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Old 03-17-09, 09:07 AM   #1
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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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Old 03-18-09, 06:38 AM   #2
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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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Old 03-18-09, 09:24 PM   #3
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All over a dork disc, mammoth epic fail.
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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
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Old 03-19-09, 06:23 PM   #6
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Moving to recalls.
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