In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, Cannondale is recalling the following Gemini bicycles in Medium and Large frame sizes only:
2002 Gemini 2000
2002 Gemini 1000
2003 Gemini 2000
2003 Gemini 1000
2003 Gemini 900
WARNING: Failure to observe this recall could result in frame failure. Such a failure would lead to loss of control and an accident with risk of serious injury or death. Please cooperate with this recall.
2002 Cannondale Gemini 1000
The nature of the problem is insufficient wall thickness in a critical section of the downtube of some Medium and Large Gemini frames due to a manufacturing error. This was caused by incorrect mitering of the downtubes of these frames resulting in the removal of too much of the thickest, or butted, portion of the downtube during manufacture. Removing a large portion of this butted tubing leaves only thinner aluminum tubing at the headtube joint; weakening the frame in the area where the downtube and headtube are welded. This results in insufficient frame strength in this area and the risk of frame failure.
Please immediately check to see if you have one of these bicycles in size Medium or Large. If so, please bring your bicycle to us so that we may perform the recall frame check. As an authorized Cannondale retailer we've been supplied with a special tool that lets us make this check quickly and accurately to determine if your frame needs to be replaced. Do not ride your bicycle until this frame check has been done.