Performance Inc. and Supergo Inc. Recall of Bicycle
September 22, 2004
Performance Inc. and Supergo Inc. Announce Recall of Bicycle
Name of product: “Forte Flyte OS” and “Weyless CF200” Carbon Handlebars
Units: About 300
Manufacturer: Performance Inc. and Supergo Inc., of Chapel Hill, N.C.
Hazard: The handlebars can develop cracks that may not be visible, which
can cause the handlebar to break without warning, resulting in serious
injury or death.
Description: Only the Performance Forte Flyte OS Carbon Road handlebars
and the Supergo Weyless OS Carbon Road handlebars are included in the
recall. Both handlebars are natural carbon gray. The Performance Forte
Flyte has printing along the top of the handlebar. On the left front is
“Forte” in red, and on the right front is “Flyte.” On the right top is
“ACT” in large white letters and “Advanced Carbon Technology” in smaller
letters. The Supergo Weyless handlebar says “Weyless” in white and has
a red oval with “Full Carbon Composite” printed in white. On the left
side is “CF” in red, “200” in white, and “Hi-Pressure Solid Compaction”
in white. The Performance handlebars were sold separately, not as part
of a bicycle. The Supergo handlebars were sold separately and as part
of the 2004 Scattante SC-R bicycle.
Sold at: The recalled handlebars were sold by mail order, Web sites, and
Performance and Supergo retail stores for about $169. The Scattante
bike equipped with the defective handlebars sold for $3,295.
Manufactured in: Taiwan
Remedy: Consumers should stop using the bicycles with these handlebars
immediately and return the handlebars to the nearest Performance or
Supergo stores for a replacement or refund.
Consumer Contact: Contact Performance at (800) 553-8324 or Supergo at
(800) 398-9702 between 9 a.m. and 10 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or
between 12 p.m. and 6 p.m. ET Saturday and Sunday or visit the company’s
Web sites at www.performancebike.com or www.supergo.com