Bicycle Pedals Recalled by Performance Inc. Due to Fall Hazard
WASHINGTON, Jan. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of product: 2011 Forte Pro Carbon Road Pedals
Units: About 2,900
Importer: Performance, Inc, of Chapel Hill, N.C.
Hazard: The pedal body can break or crack during use, causing the rider to lose control and posing a fall hazard.
Incidents/Injuries: Performance has received three reports of the pedals breaking. No injuries have been reported.
Description: Forte Pro Carbon Road Pedals are sold in sets of two bicycle pedals that attach to cycling shoes. The pedal body is black and is made of lightweight carbon injected thermoplastic. The axle is a black and made of chromium molybdenum steel with a black steel axle. The front, top of the pedal has “Carbon” printed in red; the top middle has “EPS-R” embossed in the body with the “R” in red and on the top rear of the pedal the word “Forte” printed in white. The outer edge of the pedal has the Forte logos, crossed F’s, in white. The catalog number, 50-8128, is used in all catalogs.
Sold at: Performance’s website, catalogs and Performance retail stores from February 2011 through October 2011 for about $100.
Manufactured in: Taiwan
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using these bicycles pedals and contact Performance to obtain a full refund.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Performance at (800) 553-8324 between 9 a.m. and 8 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the company’s website at www.performancebike.com.
Photos available at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml12/12078.html
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about your experience with the product on SaferProducts.gov.
Firm’s Recall Hotline: (800) 553-8324
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
SOURCE U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission