Cannondale has issued a recall of the front rack on its Treadwell bicycles after receiving safety concerns around the bolts which hold the rack in place.
Cannondale said it had received a few reports of issues with the bolts that attach the front rack installed on some Treadwell bicycles that caused the rack to become detached from the bike and abruptly stop the front wheel, creating a fall and injury hazard.
The brand will conduct a recall of the rack in order to provide dealers with a more robust attachment system which will be installed at no cost by Cannondale dealers. Cannondale is currently working to finalise this improved attachment system and obtain required government approvals.
In the meantime, dealers should stop sales of the racks. All Cannondale dealers and riders should remove the rack from any Treadwell bicycles and save all rack parts for later re-attachment.
Those who have not already registered their bike for warranty and recalls are urged to do so by the brand by downloading the Cannondale mobile app and completing the registration, or by going to the website. Once the bike is registered, Cannondale will be able to contact the owner to complete the recall when it receives final government approvals.
Once the rack is removed, customers can continue to ride their Treadwell bike as normal.
A step-by-step video guide to removing the rack can be found here, or on the mobile app.