Performance, Inc, of Chapel Hill, N.C., has recalled about 2,900 2011 Forte Pro Carbon Road Pedals. The pedal body can break or crack during use, causing the rider to lose control and posing a fall hazard. Performance has received three reports of the pedals breaking. No injuries have been reported. 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 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.
The pedals were sold on Performance’s website, catalogs and Performance retail stores from February 2011 through October 2011 for about $100. Consumers should immediately stop using these bicycles pedals and contact Performance to obtain a full refund. 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.
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