August 15, 2002Cannondale Has Recalled Bicycles With
- Cannondale Corp. has recalled
about 1,300 bicycles with defective stems. The stem can break away from the
bicycle, causing a loss of control, falls and serious injury to riders.
Cannondale has received four reports of stems breaking, including one minor
The recalled stems are black and have the model name - 3T ZEPP XL printed in
white on the sides of the body of the stem. The faceplate also has "3T"
printed in white at the front of the stem. The stems were installed on 2002
and 2003 model year Cannondale bicycles. The recalled stems were
manufactured in Italy by 3T (Tecno Tubo Torino) and distributed by parent
company, Gruppo, SPA.
Authorized Cannondale Bicycle dealers nationwide sold the stems from March
2001 through July 2002 for between $3,400 and $5,000 (includes the cost of
Consumers should stop riding bicycles with these stems immediately and
contact a local Cannondale retailer for a free repair. Consumers can contact
Cannondale at (800) BIKEUSA or visit the company's website at
www.cannondale.com to find a local dealer.