2011 Forté Pro Carbon Road Pedals have been recalled for fall hazard, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) just announced.
About 2,900 faulty 2011 Forté Pro Carbon Road Pedals, which were manufactured in Taiwan, are involved in the recall. The recalled 2011 Forté Pro Carbon Road Pedals were imported by Performance, Inc, of Chapel Hill, North Carolina and sold at Performance’s website, catalogs, and Performance retail stores from February 2011 through October 2011 for about $100.
The Forté Pro Carbon Road Pedal’s body can break or crack during use, causing the rider to lose control and posing a fall hazard. To date, Performance has received three reports of the pedals breaking; no injuries have been reported.
The defective 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 the word “Carbon” printed in red; the top, middle has the letters “EPS-R” embossed in the body with the “R” in embossed in red. The top, rear of the pedal bears the word “Forté,” printed in white. The outer edge of the pedal bears the Forté logos, crossed Fs, in white.
The catalog number, 50-8128, is used in all Performance catalogs.
The firm is advising consumers to immediately stop using the defective 2011 Forté Pro Carbon Road Pedals and to contact Performance to obtain a full refund. Performance can be reached, toll-free, at 1.800.553.8324 between 9:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m., Eastern Time (ET), Monday through Friday, or at the company’s website at www.performancebike.com.