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Default Cannondale is recalling its 2008 model year Scalpel Bikes

The frame can break while in use, causing the rider to lose control
and suffer injuries from a fall or collision. The firm has received six
reports of frames breaking. No injuries have been reported.

The 2008 model year Scalpel is a cross-country racing mountain bike, made from carbon fiber and aluminum. They were sold in Black/White, Blue/Black and Black. The recall includes the following models:
Model #ProductRetail Price8AVPFRScalpel Framesetabout $3,2008VPOScalpel Teamabout $6,9008VP1Scalpel 1about $6,4008VP2Scalpel 2about $4,300

Only certain serial numbers are affected - sold at authorized Cannondale dealers nationwide from October 2007 through December 2007. They were made in the United States.

Consumers should stop using the immediately and contact Cannondale or authorized dealer for a free replacement frame. Consumers have been directly notified.

Consumer Contact: For further information, contact Cannondale at (800) 245-3872 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, send an e-mail to custserv@cannondale.com, or visit the firm’s Web site at www.cannondale.com

The recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

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