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Consumer product recall

Specialized Recalls Specialized Body Geometry Pedal Axle Extenders

Starting date:
July 15, 2015
Posting date:
July 15, 2015
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Sports/Fitness
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Fall Hazard
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-54206

Joint recall with Health Canada, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (US CPSC) and Specialized

Affected products

Specialized Body Geometry Pedal Axle Extenders ("Pedal Axle Extenders")

Product description

This recall involves 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 Axle Extenders are made of stainless steel and fit a 9/16 inch pedal thread. They are labeled with an "L" and an “R”, and the UPC is 719676767451.

Hazard identified

Specialized Bicycle Components, Inc.’s investigation has revealed that some Pedal Axle Extenders may not have been built to specification. The affected pedal axle extenders may break, posing a fall hazard to the rider.

Neither Health Canada nor Specialized has received any reports of consumer incidents or injuries related to the use of the product in Canada.

In the United States, Specialized has received 10 reports of the Pedal Axle Extenders breaking, including 2 reports of minor injuries, such as scrapes and bruising.

Number sold

Approximately 376 Pedal Axle Extender pairs were sold in Canada, and approximately 6,500 units were sold in the United States by Authorized Specialized Retailers.

Time period sold

The recalled products were sold in Canada from January 2009 to June 2015.

Place of origin

Manufactured in Taiwan.

Companies

Manufacturer
Wellgo Pedal’s Corp.
Taichung Hsien
TAIWAN, PROVINCE OF CHINA
Distributor
Specialized Canada Incorporated
Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue
Quebec
CANADA

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using the Pedal Axle Extenders and return them to an Authorized Specialized Retailer for a full refund.

For more information, consumers can contact Specialized toll free at 1-800-465-8887, Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm EST, by email or visit the Specialized website.

Consumers may view the release by the US CPSC on the Commission's website.

Please note that the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act prohibits recalled products from being redistributed, sold or even given away in Canada.

Health Canada would like to remind Canadians to report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product or any other consumer product or cosmetic by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.

This recall is also posted on the OECD Global Portal on Product Recalls website. You can visit this site for more information on other international consumer product recalls.