|Office of Information and Public Affairs||Washington, DC 20207|
|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE||CONTACT: Nicolette Humphries|
|May 19, 1998||(301) 504-0580 Ext. 1185|
|Release # 98-112|
Performance has received 10 reports of pedal axles breaking. No injuries have been reported.
These clipless pedals are black and chrome, and can be identified by inspecting the axle. The recalled model axle is hollow for 1 inch deep inside the axle, measuring from the crank side of the pedal. The replacement pedal axle is hollow for only 3/16 inch deep inside the axle measuring from the crank side of the pedal. "PERFORMANCE" is written on the end of the pedals.
Performance stores nationwide sold these pedals from December 1996 through April 1998 for about $50. The pedals also were sold through the Performance catalogs during this time period.
Consumers should stop using bicycles with these pedals immediately. Owners of recalled pedal will receive a free replacement pair of Performance Campus pedals. Consumers can bring their bicycles to a Performance store to have their pedals inspected and replaced if needed. For more information, contact Performance's Technical Department at (800) 553-8324 between 9 a.m and 6 p.m. EDT Monday through Friday.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission protects the public from the unreasonable risk of injury or death from 15,000 types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury and for information on CPSC's fax-on-demand service, call CPSC's hotline at (800) 638-2772 or CPSC's teletypewriter at (800) 638-8270. To order a press release through fax-on-demand, call (301) 504-0051 from the handset of your fax machine and enter the release number. Consumers can obtain this release and recall information via Internet gopher services at cpsc.gov or report product hazards to firstname.lastname@example.org.