CPSC, Cannondale Bicycle Corp. Announce Recall of Certain Quick-Release Bike Handlebar Bags

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U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announces the following recall in voluntary cooperation with the firms below. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of product: “Crossroads” and “Perimeter” Handlebar Bags

Units: About 2,600

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

Hazard: The plastic, handlebar-mounted, quick-release bags can fall off the bicycle while it is being ridden, causing the rider to crash.

Incidents/Injuries: Cannondale has received one report of a rider crashing when a bag fell under his front wheel while he was riding, resulting in him suffering serious injuries.

Description: The recall involves 2004- and 2005-models of black handlebar bags. They are the quick-release-type bag, with a support and sleeve to secure it to the bicycle. The “Crossroads” model number is BHB322 and the “Perimeter” model number is BHB320, which can be found on the packaging. The model name and number is not written on the product. The Cannondale logo is on the front of the bags. Only bags with the pattern of reflective material and logo shown below are included in the recall. Older bags that have an American flag sewn into an outer seam or have a “Cannondale Made in USA” tag on an inner seam are not included in the recall.

Sold at: Cannondale bicycle stores nationwide from September 2003 through August 2004 for about $35 for the Perimeter and about $60 for the Crossroads bag.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the bags immediately, and return them to a local Cannondale store or contact Cannondale Bicycle Corp. to get a replacement bag fitted with a corrected sleeve and support system.

Consumer Contact: Call Cannondale toll-free at (800) BIKE-USA between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit Cannondale’s Web site at www.cannondale.com

Picture of Recalled Handlebar Bags


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To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury, call CPSC's hotline at (800) 638-2772 or CPSC's teletypewriter at (800) 638-8270, or visit CPSC's web site at www.cpsc.gov/talk.html. To join a CPSC email subscription list, please go to www.cpsc.gov/cpsclist.asp. Consumers can obtain this release and recall information at CPSC's Web site at www.cpsc.gov.

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Send the link for this page to a friend! The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of serious injury or death from more than 15,000 types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $700 billion annually. The CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical, or mechanical hazard or can injure children. The CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters, and household chemicals - contributed significantly to the 30 percent decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.

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Monday, November 15, 2004 to Sunday, May 12, 2013