Bicycle Pedals Recalled by Time Sport International 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.
Name of Product: Time RXS Titan Carbon, RXS Carbon, RXS and RXE Bicycle Pedals
Units: About 18,000
Distributor/Importer: TIME SPORT INTERNATIONAL/ATAC 2001 Inc., of Montecito, Calif.
Hazard: The pedal’s bearing cap can fail causing the pedal to come off the bicycle. This poses a fall hazard for riders.
Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received reports of eight incidents in which the pedal came off the bicycle, resulting in minor injuries.
Description: The recalled pedals are black or gray. They are made of composite material and are mounted to either a steel or titanium pedal axle and bearing unit by using a threaded aluminum bearing cap. Pedals that have a gold dot on the underside of the pedal body just inside where the bearing cap is mounted to the pedal body are not included in this recall.
Sold at: Bicycle stores, mail order, and online bicycle dealers nationwide from October 2004 through August 2006 for between $75 and $300.
Manufactured in: France
Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled pedals immediately and contact TIME SPORT INTERNATIONAL to arrange for the pedals to be inspected and, if necessary, receive a free repair.
Consumer Contact: For more information, contact TIME SPORT INTERNATIONAL at (800) 240-8051 anytime, or visit the firm’s Web site at www.TIMESPORTUSA.com