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Pedal Axle Extenders Recalled by Specialized Bicycle Components Due to Fall Hazard

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.

Remedy: Refund

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 http://www.specialized.com and click on the Safety Notices link under the Support column on the bottom.

Recall Details

Photos available at http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2015/Pedal-Axle-Extenders-Recalled-by-Specialized-Bicycle-Components

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 http://www.specialized.com from January 2009 to June 2015 for about $40.

Manufacturer: Specialized Bicycle Components Inc., of Morgan Hill, Calif.

Manufactured in: Taiwan

Retailers: If you are a retailer of a recalled product you have a duty to notify your customers of a recall. If you can, email your clients or include the recall information in your next marketing communication to your clients. Post any Recall Poster at your stores and contact the manufacturer to determine how you will handle any recalls.

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