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Jan 16 2012

Forte Bicycle Pedals Recalled by Performance Inc. Due to Fall Hazard

Posted in Community Service, Product Liability

Products manufactured according to substandard standards may inadvertently cause extensive injury or death to its owner, says Alabama liability attorney Keith T. Belt .

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Performance, Inc, of Chapel Hill, N.C., today announced a voluntary recall of Forte Pro Carbon Road Pedals. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed and contact Performance to obtain a full refund.

About 2,900 units manufactured in Taiwan were sold in the United States on Performance’s website, catalogs and Performance retail stores from February 2011 through October 2011 for about $100. 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 with no injuries reported todate from these occurances.

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.

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 http://www.performancebike.com/bikes/TopCategories_10052_10551_-1