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Zepp XL Stem Recalled
 
07/24/2002
ATTENTION owners of the following Cannondale bicycles:

2002 R3000 Si, Double
2003 R3000 Si, Double
2002 R3000 Si, Triple
2003 R3000 Si, Triple
2002 R4000 Si
2003 R6000 Si, Saeco Team Replica
2002 R5000 Si
2002 Black Lightning
2002 Chain Gang

WARNING: Failure to observe this recall could result in stem failure in the field. Such a failure would lead to loss of steering control and an accident with attendant risk of serious injury or death. Please cooperate with this recall.

Please immediately check to see if you have one of these bicycles with a subject-to-recall stem. If so, please bring your bicycle to your Authorized Cannondale retailer for no charge repair.

The problem is with the 3T Zepp XL stem that is original equipment on these bicycles. The front portion of the stem, often called the face plate, has two counterbored or recessed holes for two bolts. These bolts clamp the face plate against the handlebar, clamping the handlebar in place. The two counterbored holes in the face plate were made too shallow. This results in insufficient thread engagement and a risk that the bolts may strip or pull out of the body of the stem.

Cannondale will resolve this recall quickly. Cannondale will provide, at no charge, longer replacement bolts for your stem. These bolts and installation instructions will be shipped directly to your retailer so that they may perform the repair.

Do not ride your bicycle until this repair has been performed.

Please call 1-800-BIKEUSA with any questions or to locate your nearest retailer.

www.cannondale.com



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