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    *****************Recall,Carbon Cranksets ********************************

    NEWS from CPSC
    U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
    Office of Information and Public Affairs Washington, DC 20207
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
    June 6, 2007
    Release #07-206

    Firm’s Recall Hotline: (800) 245-3872
    CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
    CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

    Cannondale Recalls Bicycles With Carbon Crankset 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: Bicycles with Carbon Cranksets

    Units: About 2,900

    Importer: Cannondale Bicycle Corp., of Bethel, Conn.

    Hazard: The bicycle’s crankset could break, posing a fall hazard to user.

    Incidents/Injuries: Cannondale has received two reports of the cranksets breaking resulting in one minor injury.

    Description: Cranksets are the gears at the front of the bicycle chain with pedals attached to the outer ends. The crankset spins on a bearing and axle assembly called a bottom bracket. The recalled cranksets are two piece carbon crankset with an integrated aluminum bottom bracket. These cranksets were used on the following bicycle models:

    2007 Road Bikes:
    Synapse Carbon SL1 Compact drive
    Ironman 1, Si Carbon Standard drive
    System 6 Team 1 Compact drive and Standard drive
    System 6 Team 3 Compact drive and Standard drive
    Cyclocross SLl 1 Compact drive

    2007 Mountain Bikes:
    Taurine 1 SL
    Rush Carbon 2

    2007 Framesets & Cranksets:
    Synapse SL Si
    System 6 Team SI
    Ironman 613 SL
    CAAD 9 Cyclocross Si
    All carbon Si road and mountain cranksets

    2008 Road Bikes:
    System 6 Liquigas 3 Compact and Standard Drive

    Sold at: Authorized Cannondale dealers nationwide from June 2006 though May 2007 for between $1,800 and $5,700 for the bicycles and about $475 for the crankset.

    Manufactured in: Taiwan

    Remedy: Cannondale dealers will inspect the bicycle cranksets to determine if a free replacement is needed.

    Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Cannondale at (800) BIKEUSA (245-3872) between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm’s Website at www.cannondale.com

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    Are they made by FSA ?
    "There is a big difference between kneeling down and bending over" -FZ

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    That's a few weeks/months old isn't it?
    I think they are made by FSA yes.

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    I think it's great that Cannondale is a company that steps up to the plate and immediately issues a recall. If there is an error, they own up to it right away and fix it.

    Every company runs into this type of stuff. Some take the Tylenol approach and step up to the plate, while others take the Watergate approach and try to bury it.

    Thanks for posting this, Proformance. This reaffirms my trust in this company.

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    475$

    475$ for a crankset made in Taiwan??
    Do they really need a sub 400$ bike???

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    Seems like they have a handle on it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tsquare
    475$ for a crankset made in Taiwan??
    Do they really need a sub 400$ bike???
    Specialized bikes are made in Taiwan and it doesn't stop them charging among the highest prices of all the major bike companies...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tsquare
    475$ for a crankset made in Taiwan??
    Do they really need a sub 400$ bike???
    They're making different products at different price levels to serve different market segments.

    Car companies do this. Why shouldn't a bike company?

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