Sunday, November 16, 2008

KéO Bicycle Pedals Recalled

About 80,000 KéO Bicycle Pedals are being recalled by Look Cycle USA, of San Jose, Calif. The steel axle inside the pedal can break, posing a fall hazard to cyclists.

Look Cycle has received 14 reports of incidents with broken pedals, including 7 injuries which resulted in scrapes, cuts, contusions, elbow pain, and a knee injury.

The recalled bicycle pedals were sold separately from bicycles. Pedal models include KéO Classic, KéO Sprint, KéO HM and KéO Carbon. The model name is printed in white on the side of the pedal.

Date codes between January 2004 and December 2005 are included in this recall. The date code for the KéO Classic, Sprint and Carbon pedals is on a dial stamped onto the pedal. The date code for the KéO HM is on the bottom of the pedal, with the letters A through L corresponding to the month, and the numbers 4 and 5 indicating 2004 or 2005. 'Ti' pedals are not included in this recall.

The pedals, made in France, were sold by specialty bicycle retailers nationwide from January 2004 through July 2007 for between $100 and $500.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled bicycle pedals and return them to any authorized Look Cycle dealer, or contact Look Cycle USA to arrange for shipping and free repair.

For additional information, contact Look Cycle USA toll-free at (866) 430-5665 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, visit the firm's Web site at

The recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).


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