October 2, 2002Performance Has Recalled
Bicycle Handlebar Attachments
Hill, N.C. (SafetyAlerts)
- Performance Inc. has recalled
about 900 sets of bar ends, which are handlebar extensions used on mountain
bikes. The bar ends can crack when tightened and come loose during use,
which can cause riders to lose control of the bicycle and possibly suffer
Performance Inc. has received two reports of the bar ends cracking, though
no injuries have been reported.
The recalled Performance Forte Pro Stix Bar Ends are three to four inches in
length and attach to the ends of the handlebar. The bar ends are primarily
used during hill climbing when mountain biking, as they give a rider added
leverage when he/she is off the seat and pedaling up a steep incline. The
bar ends were manufactured in Taiwan.
Performance stores nationwide, as well as the Performance Inc. web site,
sold the bar ends from April 2002 through September 2002 for between $13 and
Consumers should stop using the bar ends immediately and return them for a
replacement or refund. Consumers can return the bar ends to the nearest
Performance Store or by mailing them to Performance Inc., Attn: Returns
Dept., One Performance Way, Chapel Hill, NC 27514. For more information,
consumers should call Performance Inc. at (800) 553- 8324 between 9 a.m. and
6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.