Bicycles recalled after reports of concussions, spinal injuries, and death

Bicycles recalled after reports of concussions, spinal injuries, and death
Cycling Sports Group has received reports of 11 incidents worldwide of the bicycle’s fork breaking, including five in the United States. Seven of these incidents resulted in serious injuries, including concussions and a spinal injury, and there was one fatality.

BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - Cannondale CAADX Cyclocross Bicycles produced by Cycling Sports Group are being recalled after the company received reports of 11 incidents worldwide of the bicycle’s fork breaking, seven of which resulted in serious injuries, including concussions and a spinal injury, and one fatality.

The impacted products were sold nationwide from August 2012 through August 2017. The bicycles were sold in a variety of colors and configurations.

Consumers are urged to inspect their bicycle to determine if it is affected by this recall by confirming:

  • The bicycle has a prominent CAADX marking on the top tube or other location
  • The bicycle has disc brakes
  • The inside of the fork leg has a large “ULTRAX” marking
  • The cable running to the front disc brake is outside of the fork, as opposed to inside the fork

About 9,700 bikes are being recalled. In addition, about 1,900 were sold in Canada.

For assistance determining if a bicycle is affected, consumers should bring it to a Cannondale authorized dealer.

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