Sunday, July 01, 2007

6/6/07 Recalls Simplicity Cribs, Cannondale Bicycles

1. Simplicity Recalls Cribs Due to Fall, Entrapment and Choking Hazards
2. Cannondale Recalls Bicycles With Carbon Crankset Due to Fall Hazard

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NEWS from CPSC
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Office of Information and Public Affairs
Washington, DC 20207

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 6, 2007
Release #07-205

Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 784-1982
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Simplicity Recalls Cribs Due to Fall, Entrapment and Choking Hazards

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in
cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary
recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using
recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of product: Nursery-in-a-Box Cribs

Units: About 40,000

Manufacturer: Simplicity Inc., of Reading, Pa.

Hazard: The assembly instructions provided with the cribs incorrectly
instruct consumers how to attach the crib's drop side. If improperly
installed, the drop side can disengage from the crib, posing fall and
entrapment hazards for the child. Additionally, the metal locking pins
on the drop side can pop off, presenting a choking hazard.

Incidents/Injuries: CPSC is aware of an incident in which the crib's
drop side, which was installed upside down, fell from its upright
position and the metal locking pins became dislodged. Simplicity
received a report of wrong instructions being packaged with the crib.

Description: The recalled cribs are part of the Nursery-in-a-Box
furniture set which also includes a changing table and clothing
organizer. The cribs are cherry, white or natural in color. Only model
numbers 8910 and 8050 with serial numbers 3005 HY through 0806 HY are
included in this recall. The model and serial numbers are printed on an
envelope permanently attached to the mattress support. "Simplicity,"
model and serial numbers are also printed on a label on the bottom rail
of the headboard.

Sold at: Department stores and children's product stores from August
2005 through May 2007 for about $200.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately check the crib to make sure the
drop side is securely fastened and correctly installed. Contact
Simplicity to receive correct assembly instructions, or consumers can
download the assembly instructions at the firm's Web site,
www.simplicityforchildren.com. Consumers can view a video on the firm's
Web site showing the proper assembly of the drop side. If the drop side
is not properly installed, consumers should stop using the crib until it
is assembled correctly.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Simplicity at
(800) 784-1982 anytime, or visit the firm's Web site at
www.simplicityforchildren.com

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including a picture of the
recalled product, please go to:
http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml07/07205.html


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NEWS from CPSC
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Office of Information and Public Affairs
Washington, DC 20207

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 6, 2007
Release #07-206

Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 245-3872
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Cannondale Recalls Bicycles With Carbon Crankset Due to Fall Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in
cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary
recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using
recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of product: Bicycles with Carbon Cranksets

Units: About 2,900

Importer: Cannondale Bicycle Corp., of Bethel, Conn.

Hazard: The bicycle's crankset could break, posing a fall hazard to
user.

Incidents/Injuries: Cannondale has received two reports of the cranksets
breaking resulting in one minor injury.

Description: Cranksets are the gears at the front of the bicycle chain
with pedals attached to the outer ends. The crankset spins on a bearing
and axle assembly called a bottom bracket. The recalled cranksets are
two piece carbon crankset with an integrated aluminum bottom bracket.
These cranksets were used on the following bicycle models:

2007 Road Bikes:
Synapse Carbon SL1 Compact drive
Ironman 1, Si Carbon Standard drive
System 6 Team 1 Compact drive and Standard drive
System 6 Team 3 Compact drive and Standard drive
Cyclocross SLl 1 Compact drive

2007 Mountain Bikes:
Taurine 1 SL
Rush Carbon 2

2007 Framesets & Cranksets:
Synapse SL Si
System 6 Team SI
Ironman 613 SL
CAAD 9 Cyclocross Si
All carbon Si road and mountain cranksets

2008 Road Bikes:
System 6 Liquigas 3 Compact and Standard Drive

Sold at: Authorized Cannondale dealers nationwide from June 2006 though
May 2007 for between $1,800 and $5,700 for the bicycles and about $475
for the crankset.

Manufactured in: Taiwan

Remedy: Cannondale dealers will inspect the bicycle cranksets to
determine if a free replacement is needed.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Cannondale at
(800) BIKEUSA (245-3872) between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through
Friday or visit the firm's Website at www.cannondale.com

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