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June 9, 1997

Release # 97-139
CPSC: Nychelle White
(301) 504-0580 Ext. 1192

CPSC and Cannondale Announce Recall of Cycling Shoes

9CPSC and Cannondale Announce Recall of Cycling ShoesWASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Cannondale of Georgetown, Conn., is recalling 15,000 pairs of C-Soles cycling shoes because the cleats could pull out of the sole. This could cause a cyclist's foot to slip off the pedal, leading to an injury.

Cannondale has received about 35 reports of cleats pulling out of the soles of the shoes. Some minor injuries have been reported.

The C-Soles cycling shoes are multi-color, adult-sizes only. The cleats are selected by the consumer depending upon their bicycle pedal system. The cleats are fitted to the shoe by the dealer.

The cycling shoes were sold at Cannondale dealers nationwide from early 1997 through April 1997 for between $59.99 and $79.99 a pair.

Cannondale dealer for a free upgrade. Cannondale dealers will install a thin metal backing plate inside the shoe, under the insole. The backing plate provides a firmer attachment for the cleat, with only a minimal increase in the sole's stiffness. Consumers can call Cannondale toll-free at 800-BIKE-USA with any questions or for the name of the nearest Cannondale dealer.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission protects the public from the unreasonable risk of injury or death from 15,000 types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury and for information on CPSC's fax-on-demand service, call CPSC's hotline at (800) 638-2772 or CPSC's teletypewriter at (800) 638-8270. To order a press release through fax-on-demand, call (301) 504-0051 from the handset of your fax machine and enter the release number. Consumers can report product hazards to