Performance, Inc. recently announced a recall of its 2011 Forté Pro Carbon Road Pedals. The company initiated the recall after receiving three reports of the pedals breaking. No injuries have been reported.
The pedal body can break or crack during use, causing the rider to lose control and posing 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.
Approximately 2,900 bicycle pedals were sold at Performance’s website, catalogs and Performance retail stores from February 2011 through October 2011 for about $100.
According to the recall notice, consumers should immediately stop using these bicycle 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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