|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 19, 1998
Release # 98-112
|Company Phone Number: (800) 553-8324
CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: Ken Giles, (301) 504-7052
CPSC, Performance Inc. Announce Recall of Campus Bicycle Pedals
Washington, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Performance Inc. of Chapel Hill, N.C., is recalling 3,650 pairs of the Performance Campus bicycle pedals. The axle on some pedals can break, causing the rider to lose control of the bicycle, fall and be injured.
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.
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