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Mountain bikes subject of recall

The Associated Press
Aspen, CO Colorado

WASHINGTON, D.C. ” The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission on Wednesday announced a voluntary recall of about 6,700 mountain bikes because of a fork that can break and cause injury.

The bicycles, with Lefty Speed SL and Lefty Speed DLR forks, are manufactured by Cannondale Bicycle Corp. The fork connects the frame to the front tire.

According to the recall notice, the forks can break during use, causing the rider to lose control of the bicycle, fall and suffer injuries. The company has received 15 reports of the bicycle forks breaking, including five reports of injuries ranging from a broken collarbone to a concussion, broken ribs and bruises.

The bikes were sold by Cannondale dealers from June 2006 through May 2007 for between $1,600 and $6,500. Dealers will repair these forks at no charge.

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More information is available at http://www.cpsc.gov or call Cannondale at 800-245-3872.


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