The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced a recall of Full Speed Ahead BB30 Gossamer crank sets installed on numerous makers of bicycles. If the fixing bolt is over-tightened on the non-drive crank arm, the bolt shoulder can crack or break. If this occurs, the non-drive arm can fall off the bicycle causing the rider to crash and suffer injuries. Full Speed Ahead has received 11 reports of incidents, including two cases where injuries have been reported.
The recall affects about 9,300 crank sets manufactured by TH Industries and assembled as standard original equipment on the bicycles listed below. The bicycles were sold by independent bicycle retailers nationwide from February 2010 through October 2010. A crank set is the component of the bicycle that the chain and pedals attach to for pedaling. The recalled models are either painted black with “Gossamer” printed in white on the arm or white with “Gossamer” printed in black on the arm. There are two drive gears (referred to as “double”) on the crank set. The recalled crank arms were assembled as original equipment on the following bicycle models:
|Bianchi||2010 Sempre Ultegra|
|Cannondale||2010 CAAD9 5, CAAD9 5 Feminine
2010 Six Carbon 5
2010 Slice 4, Slice 4 Nytro, Slice 5
2010 Synapse Carbon 4, Carbon 4 Feminine, Carbon 5
2011 CAAD10 5 105, CAAD10 5 105 Feminine
2011 Slice 5, Slice 5 Womens
2011 SuperSix 5 105, SuperSix 5 105 Womens
2011 Synapse Carbon 4 Rival, Carbon 4 Rival Womens, Carbon 5
2011 CAAD8 5 105
2011 CAADX 105 Cyclocross
|Fuji||2010 ACR 1.0
2010 ACR 2.0
2010 ACR 3.0
|Quintana Roo||2010 CD.0.1|
|Raleigh||2011 RX 1.0
2010 RX 1.0
|Scattante||2010 CFR Comp|
Gossamer BB30 non-drive crank arms that are included in the recall have serial numbers beginning with 10B, 10C, and 10D. Serial numbers are located on the backside of the crank arm by the pedal threads.
Consumers should immediately stop using bicycles.