Cannondale and the CPSC issued a recall of about 150 Cannondale 2008  “Scalpel” mountain bikes. According to a statement, the frame can break while in use, causing the rider to lose control and suffer injuries from a fall or collision. The firm has received six reports of frames breaking. No injuries have been reported.

The 2008 model year Scalpel is a cross-country racing mountain bike, made from carbon fiber and aluminum. They were sold in Black/White, Blue/Black and Black. The recall includes the following models:

The item was sold at authorized Cannondale dealers nationwide from October 2007 through December 2007. Consumers are being asked to stop using the bicycle immediately and contact Cannondale or authorized dealer for a free replacement frame. Consumers have been directly notified.