The seat posts, fitted to women-specific bikes, may have been improperly manufactured, which could cause the seat post to fail prematurely, reports the recall notice from the US consumer protection body, CPSC.

Cannondale recalls Lee Chi suspension seat posts

Here’s the recall notice:

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.

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