Bicycle Pedals Recalled by Performance Inc. Due to Fall Hazard


WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: 2011 Forté Pro Carbon Road Pedals

Units: About 2,900

Importer: Performance, Inc, of Chapel Hill, N.C.

Hazard: The pedal body can break or crack during use, causing the rider to lose control and posing a fall hazard.

Incidents/Injuries: Performance has received three reports of the pedals breaking. No injuries have been reported.

Description: 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.

Sold at: Performance’s website, catalogs and Performance retail stores from February 2011 through October 2011 for about $100.

Manufactured in: Taiwan

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using these bicycle pedals and contact Performance to obtain a full refund.

Consumer Contact: 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

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