|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 7, 2006
|Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 553-8324
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
Fall Hazard Prompts Performance Inc. to Recall Bicycle Resistance Trainers for Repair
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: 2006 Performance Travel Trac Trainers
Units: About 10,200
Importer: Performance Inc., of Chapel Hill, N.C.
Hazard: The base of the trainer has a blocking mechanism that can break causing the bicycle to disengage from the stand, posing a fall hazard.
Incidents/Injuries: Performance has received two reports of the bike trainers breaking, though no injuries have been reported.
Description: Trainers are folding stands that lift and apply resistance to the rear wheel of a standard bike which converts it to a stationary trainer. The CenturyV trainers are gloss black with red and white decals running vertically along the rear face of the rear support legs. The left leg has an additional vertical red "Travel Trac CenturyV" decal. The Travel Trac Mag Force+ has gray front legs and red rear legs. The right rear leg has a large vertical decal on its rear face with "Mag Force" in large yellow letters and "Travel Trac" in small white letters. The recalled models' UPC and item numbers are printed on the packaging. The item number is also printed on the bottom of the last page of the owner's manual. The following are the recalled models:
|Travel Trac CenturyV Fluid
|Travel Trac CenturyV Fluid+
|Travel Trac CenturyV Mag+
|Travel Trac Mag Force+
Sold at: Performance stores nationwide, as well as Performance's Web site and catalogs, from August 2005 through February 2006 for about $300.
Manufactured in: Italy
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using these bicycles trainers and contact Performance to obtain a free repair kit.
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 Web site at www.performanceinc.com
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of
thousands of types of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the
nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or
mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to help ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household
chemicals -– contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years.
Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly-announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the
To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury go online to www.SaferProducts.gov or call CPSC's Hotline at (800) 638-2772 or teletypewriter at
(301) 595-7054 for the hearing impaired. Consumers can obtain news release and recall information at www.cpsc.gov, on Twitter @OnSafety or by subscribing
to CPSC's free e-mail newsletters.