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Time Sport International Bicycle Pedals Recalled

by Randy Policar

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

 
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