Recall: Cannondale Bicycle Corporation Recall of Bicycle Suspension Seat Posts

February 18, 2005
Alert #05-543

CPSC, Cannondale Bicycle Corporation Announce Recall of Bicycle Suspension Seat Posts

The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. Consumers should stop using the product immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of Product: 1-X Bicycle Suspension Seat Post

Units: About 1,480

Manufacturer: Cannondale Bicycle Corporation, of Bethel, Conn.

Hazard: The seat posts may have been improperly manufactured, which could cause the seat post to fail prematurely. A failure could lead to a crack in the bicycle seat post, which may cause the rider to fall or crash.

Incidents/Injuries: No incidents or injuries reported.

Description: The recall involves Lee Chi model 1-X bicycle suspension seat posts. The seat post was manufactured by a component manufacturer for Cannondale and installed on various 2005 model year Cannondale brand bicycles. These seat posts have a natural anodized aluminum finish, a 1-X logo is laser etched on the outer tube, and a black, yellow and red instruction booklet with the 1-X logo is attached. Lee Chi is also known as Promax, but the seat posts are not marked with either name. Specific Cannondale bicycle models with affected seat posts are listed in the table below. Model names are printed on the top tube of the bicycle frame.

2005 Cannondale Bicycle Models
Adventure 800 Comfort 600 Feminine
Adventure 800 Feminine Road Warrior 800
Adventure 600 Sport Road 1000
Adventure 600 Feminine Sport Road 800
Comfort 800 Sport Road 500
Comfort 800 Feminine Touring 2000
Comfort 600  

Sold at: Authorized Cannondale dealers nationwide sold bicycles with affected seat posts in December 2004 for about $800 to $1,600.

Manufactured In: Taiwan

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the bicycle immediately and contact their local Cannondale dealer for a replacement seat post at no cost to the consumer. Authorized dealers have the exact models and serial numbers of bicycles with affected seat posts.

Consumer Contact: Call Cannondale toll-free at (800) BIKE-USA between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.

Picture of Bicycle Suspension Seat Post