WASHINGTON, July 15, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2015/Pedal-Axle-Extenders-Recalled-by-Specialized-Bicycle-Components
Name of products: Pedal Axle Extenders
Hazard: The Pedal Axle Extenders can break, and the rider can lose control, posing a fall hazard.
Consumers should stop using the recalled pedal extenders immediately and return them to an authorized Specialized retailer for a full refund.
Consumer Contact: Specialized at (800) 722-4423 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or visit www.specialized.com and click on the Safety Notices link under the Support column on the bottom.
Units: About 6,500 (in addition about 380 were sold in Canada)
Description: This recall involves Specialized Body Geometry Pedal Axle Extenders that are used to extend the outward reach of the pedals. They are sold in pairs and mount directly into the bicycle crank arms. Pedal extenders are made of stainless steel and fit a 9/16 inch pedal thread. They are labeled with an "L" and an "R".
Incidents/Injuries: There have been 10 reports of the pedal extenders breaking, including two reports of minor injuries, involving scrapes and bruises.
Sold by: Authorized Specialized retailers and online at www.specialized.com from January 2009 to June 2015 for about $40.
Manufacturer: Specialized Bicycle Components Inc., of Morgan Hill, Calif.
Manufactured in: Taiwan
Note: Health Canada's press release is available at http://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/hc-sc/2015/54206r-eng.php
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SOURCE U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission