CPSC: Performance Forté Bicycle Pedals Recalled for Fall Hazards

01/04/2012 // WPB, FL, USA // Injury Lawyers News // Nicole Howley

Chapel Hill, NC — Performance Inc. and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) have voluntarily recalled 2011 Forté Pro Carbon Road Pedals for fall hazards the product poses to consumers. The CPSC announced the nationwide recall on January 4, 2012.

The product recall was issued after discovering that the pedal body can break or crack during use, causing the rider to lose control and pose a fall hazard.

“Forté 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 ‘Forté’ printed in white. The outer edge of the pedal has the Forté logos, crossed F’s, in white. The catalog number, 50-8128, is used in all catalogs,” reported the CPSC.

Consumers are advised to contact Performance for a full refund.

For more information concerning the product recall, consumers can contact Performance at (800) 553-8324 between 9 a.m. and 8 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit www.performancebike.com.

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