The pedal body can separate from the pedal spindle resulting in a loss of balance, posing fall and injury hazards for the rider.
VP Components toll-free at 844-698-8883 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT, Monday through Friday or email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.vpcomponents.com and click on “Product Recall” (for Harrier pedals) or visit www.giant-bicycles.com/us and click on “Recall Information” (for Giant Pinner DH pedals).
This recall involves VP Components Harrier and Giant Pinner DH bicycle pedals. The pedals were sold separately from bicycles. A spindle extends through the pedal body. One end of the spindle is attached to the end of the crank arm of the bicycle. The other end of the spindle is secured to the pedal body with a fastener. The pedals are red, silver or black-colored with Harrier or Giant printed on the pedal body.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled bicycle pedals contact the bike shop or online retailer where the pedals were originally purchased to arrange for free replacement pedals.
VP Components has received 79 reports of broken spindles and one report of a rider injured in a fall, after the spindle of a Giant Pinner DH model pedal separated from the body of the pedal.
Giant Bicycle Inc., Newbury Park, Calif. (Giant Pinner DH model pedals), Unknown (for Harrier pedals)
This recall was conducted, voluntarily by the company, under CPSC’s Fast Track Recall process. Fast Track recalls are initiated by firms, who commit to work with CPSC to quickly announce the recall and remedy to protect consumers.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risk of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product-related incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products has contributed to a decline in the rate of injuries associated with consumer products over the past 50 years.
Federal law prohibits any person from selling products subject to a Commission ordered recall or a voluntary recall undertaken in consultation with the CPSC.