Fall Hazard Prompts Performance Inc. to Recall Bicycle Resistance Trainers for Repair WASHINGTON, D.C. 3/7/06 - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of 2006 Performance Travel Trac Trainers.
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March 7, 2006
Release #06-107 Firm’s Recall Hotline: (800) 553-8324
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Fall Hazard Prompts Performance Inc. to Recall Bicycle Resistance Trainers for Repair
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.
Name of Product: 2006 Performance Travel Trac Trainers
Units: About 10,200
Importer: Performance Inc., of Chapel Hill, N.C.
Hazard: The base of the trainer has a blocking mechanism that can break causing the bicycle to disengage from the stand, posing a fall hazard.
Incidents/Injuries: Performance has received two reports of the bike trainers breaking, though no injuries have been reported.
Description: Trainers are folding stands that lift and apply resistance to the rear wheel of a standard bike which converts it to a stationary trainer. The CenturyV trainers are gloss black with red and white decals running vertically along the rear face of the rear support legs. The left leg has an additional vertical red “Travel Trac CenturyV” decal. The Travel Trac Mag Force+ has gray front legs and red rear legs. The right rear leg has a large vertical decal on its rear face with “Mag Force” in large yellow letters and “Travel Trac” in small white letters. The recalled models’ UPC and item numbers are printed on the packaging. The item number is also printed on the bottom of the last page of the owner’s manual. The following are the recalled models:
Model Item # UPC
Travel Trac CenturyV Fluid 40-2317 400012288654
Travel Trac CenturyV Fluid+ 40-2318 400012289804
Travel Trac CenturyV Mag+ 40-2319 400012289989
Travel Trac Mag Force+ 40-2323 400012290206
Sold at: Performance stores nationwide, as well as Performance’s Web site and catalogs, from August 2005 through February 2006 for about $300.
Manufactured in: Italy
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using these bicycles trainers and contact Performance to obtain a free repair kit.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Performance at (800) 553- 8324 between 9 a.m. and 8 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the company’s Web site at www.performanceinc.com
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