The Cannondale CAADX cyclocross bicycle was recalled on July 25, 2019 because the fork of the bike can break and cause serious injury or even death.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission issued the recall notice for the Cannondale bike and cited one fatality. There have been 11 reports of injuries worldwide; seven of which resulted in serious injuries such as concussion and spinal injury.
Though Cannondale carries a well-known name, this particular bike is very dangerous. The recall involves Cannondale CAADX models from 2013 to 2016, with disc brakes. For context, Cyclocross is a combination of off-road and on-road cycling.
Roughly 9,700 bikes were recalled from the US market, while about 1,900 were sold in Canada.
These cyclocross bikes were sold in a variety of colors and configurations. They retailed anywhere from $1,000 to $2,200. The best way to tell if you are own one of the recalled bikes is:
- Check if it has the CAADX marking (located on the top tube or elsewhere)
- If the bike has disc brakes
- The inside of the fork leg has the ULTRAX mark
- The cable running to the front disc brake is outside of the fork (where it should be inside)
Do you own a Cannondale CAADX? Stop using it immediately and take it to a Cannondale dealer for a free repair. The dealer is offering to replace the fork free of cost with a full carbon fiber replacement fork.
Do I have a Cannondale CAADX Lawsuit?
If you have been injured by the Cannondale CAADX bike, or someone in your family has, you should take action by contacting the lawyers at Johnson // Becker. You may be eligible to file a lawsuit against the manufacturer. We offer a Free Case Evaluation and would be honored to work with you.