CPSC, Performance Inc. and Supergo Inc. Announce Recall of Bicycle Handlebars

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Originally issued September 22, 2004 ,Revised August 22, 2006
Release # 04-220
Performance Hotline: (800) 553-8324 or Supergo Hotline: (800) 398-9702
CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

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CPSC, Performance Inc. and Supergo Inc. Announce Recall of Bicycle Handlebars

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announces the following recall in voluntary cooperation with the firms below. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of product: "Forte Flyte OS" and "Weyless CF200" Carbon Handlebars

Units: About 300

Manufacturer: Performance Inc. and Supergo Inc., of Chapel Hill, N.C.

Hazard: The handlebars can develop cracks that may not be visible, which can cause the handlebar to break without warning, resulting in serious injury or death.

Incidents/Injuries: Performance Inc. has received one report of handlebars breaking. No injuries were reported.

Description: Only the Performance Forte Flyte OS Carbon Road handlebars and the Supergo Weyless OS Carbon Road handlebars are included in the recall. Both handlebars are natural carbon gray. The Performance Forte Flyte has printing along the top of the handlebar. On the left front is "Forte" in red, and on the right front is "Flyte." On the right top is "ACT" in large white letters and "Advanced Carbon Technology" in smaller letters. The Supergo Weyless handlebar says "Weyless" in white and has a red oval with "Full Carbon Composite" printed in white. On the left side is "CF" in red, "200" in white, and "Hi-Pressure Solid Compaction" in white. The Performance handlebars were sold separately, not as part of a bicycle. The Supergo handlebars were sold separately and as part of the 2004 Scattante SC-R bicycle.

Sold at: The recalled handlebars were sold by mail order, Web sites, and Performance and Supergo retail stores for about $169. The Scattante bike equipped with the defective handlebars sold for $3,295.

Manufactured in: Taiwan

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the bicycles with these handlebars immediately and return the handlebars to the nearest Performance or Supergo stores for a replacement or refund.

Consumer Contact: Contact Performance at (800) 553-8324 or Supergo at (800) 398-9702 between 9 a.m. and 10 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or between 12 p.m. and 6 p.m. ET Saturday and Sunday or visit the company's Web sites at www.performancebike.com

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