Cannondale Recalls Slice RS Bikes Due to Fall Hazard
Hazard: The brake plates can loosen and break, posing a fall hazard.
Consumer Contact: 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 email@example.com.
Units: About 500
Description: 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.
Incidents/Injuries: Cannondale received one report of a loose brake plate. No injuries have been reported.
Remedy: 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.
Sold at: 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.
Importer: Cycling Sports Group Inc., Bethel Conn.