With so many e-bay purchases, this may apply to some here in South Africa :
November 16th, 2010
“Full Speed Ahead (FSA) is recalling some FSA BB30 Gossamer double cranks that were installed as original equipment on several bicycle models sold this year.
FSA is working with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission to conduct the voluntary recall.
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.
Owners of bicycles with the affected cranks are being advised to stop riding them immediately and take the bike to a retailer where a replacement crank will be installed.
About 9,300 cranks are affected by the recall. The cranks were installed on the following bike models, sold between February and October this year:
- 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
- Felt 2011 F75
- 2011 F75X
- Fuji 2010 ACR 1.0
- 2010 ACR 2.0
- 2010 ACR 3.0
- Quintana Roo 2010 CD.0.1
- Litespeed 2010 C3
- Raleigh 2011 RX 1.0
- 2010 RX 1.0
- Scattante 2010 CFR Comp
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.
The affected cranks have serial numbers beginning with 10B, 10C, and 10D. Serial numbers are located on the backside of the crank arm by pedal threads (see pictures below).
MegaExo model Gossamer cranksets and Gossamer BB30 cranksets with three chainrings are not involved in this recall.
For additional information email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For the original letter from FSA visit www.fullspeedahead.com