Bicycles recalled in U.S. for safety hazards

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission on Tuesday announced two recalls for bicycles, citing safety hazards.

The recalls apply to the following bikes:

  • About 150 Cannondale 2008 model year Scalpel mountain bikes sold in the U.S. from October 2007 through December 2007.
  • About 7,000 Instep Pathfinder, Schwinn Run About and Mongoose Alley Cat trailer bicycles manufactured by Pacific Cycle Inc. sold in the U.S. from January 2007 through August 2007.

The CPSC says the frames on the Cannondale bikes may break, causing the rider to lose control and crash. The company has learned of six frames breaking. No associated injuries were reported. Consumers should check the company website to see if their bicycle is included in the recall. Cannondale is offering a replacement frame.

Welds used to join the Pacific Cycle trailer bikes may fail, creating a fall danger to children. The company has learned of one associated incident, involving abrasions to the rider. Consumers should stop using the bicycles and contact the company for a refund.

Pacific Cycle recall notice

Cannondale recall notice

Cannondale website