Cannondale, in cooperation with the CPSC, has issued a recall of roughly 2,600 quick-release handlebar bags. The company found that it is possible for the Crossroads and Perimeter handlebar bags to fall off while being ridden causing the rider to crash. Cannondale has received one report of a rider crashing when a bag fell under his front wheel while he was riding, resulting in him suffering serious injuries.
The recall involves 2004- and 2005-models of black handlebar bags. They are the quick-release-type bag, with a support and sleeve to secure it to the bicycle. The bags, manufactured in China, were sold at Cannondale bicycle dealers nationwide from September 2003 through August 2004 for about $35 for the Perimeter and about $60 for the Crossroads bag.
Cannondale recommends that consumers should stop using the bags immediately, and return them to a local Cannondale store or contact Cannondale Bicycle Corp. to get a replacement bag fitted with a corrected sleeve and support system.