Steering Tube Failure Prompts Recall from Bicycle Company

Steering Tube Failure Prompts Recall from Bicycle Company
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September 3, 2015

An American bicycle manufacturer is issuing a recall after discovering a flaw in its steering technology.

Cycling Sports Group Inc. announced the voluntarily decision this week in regard to its line of Cannondale bicycles. The OPI stem/steering tube assemblies can fail, posing a risk of injury from a fall.

This recall involves all model year 2011 through 2015 Flash, FSi, F-4, F-5, F-29, Lexi, RZ, Scalpel and Trigger Cannondale mountain bicycles with the OPI technology. "OPI" is printed diagonally across the stem/steering tube in black letters.

The company is recalling 23,000 bicycles. No injuries have been reported.

Cannondale bike were sold at authorized dealers nationwide from July 2010 to July 2015 for between $2,000 and $10,000.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled bicycle and take it to the nearest authorized Cannondale dealer for a free repair. Cannondale dealers will fit a locking reinforcement wedge assembly inside the OPI stem/steering tube and replace the clamp bolts.

Customers with questions can contact the company at (800) BIKE-USA.