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Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Performance Inc. Recalls Bicycle Resistance Trainers



April 22, 2008
Alert #08-560

Performance Inc. Recalls Bicycle Resistance Trainers Due to Puncture Hazard

The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. Consumers should stop using the product immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of Product: 2007 and 2008 Performance Travel Trac Trainers

Units: About 3,000

Importer: Performance Inc., of Chapel Hill, N.C.

Hazard: The springs in the resistance trainers can unhook and become a projectile, posing a puncture hazard to users or bystanders.

Incidents/Injuries: Performance has received three reports of springs releasing from the bike trainers. No injuries have been reported.

Description: The recalled trainers are folding stands that lift and apply resistance to the rear wheel of a standard bike, converting the bike into a stationary trainer. There are three Travel Trac (TT) models included in the recall. The TT Inertial and TT I-Force Wireless use the same stand, with a looping black base and two red bike support arms. Along the right arm is Travel Trac printed in white. “Millennium” is printed along the left arm of the stand on a vertical white decal. TT Inertial and I-Force Wireless have black horizontal decals. The TT Millennium I-Force has a collapsible black stand with Travel Trac and I-Force vertical white decals and Inertial in small red letters. The item numbers are printed on the bottom of the last page of the owner’s manual. The following models are included in the recall:

ModelCatalog #UPC
Travel Trac Inertial40-3834400014548343
Travel Trac I-Force Wireless 40-3833400014548268
Travel Trac Millennium I-Force40-3656400013501073

Sold at: Performance stores nationwide, and Performance’s Web site and catalogs from October 2006 through March 2008 for between $330 and $400.

Manufactured in: Italy

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using these bicycle trainers and return the trainers to the local Performance store for a refund, repair or credit. Consumers also can return the trainers directly to Performance for a repair or refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Performance at (800) 727-2433 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the company’s Web site at www.performanceinc.com or by e-mail at recall@performanceinc.com

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