I have about 5 sets of these on various classic bikes I have customized. Namely the VP-813, which is a retro styled pedal made to look like the old Schwinn "Bow" models. A few months ago I was reading on the Schwinn board, about a member who bought a brand new cruiser, which lost a pedal on the first ride. You guessed it, a VP guessing by the appearance, and the fact that another Schwinn I bought had the same brand, but a different style.
Fast forward to yesterday. I have an early 90's Schwinn Heavy-Duti which I had installed a set of VP-813 pedals on. This is my wifes main rider, and it being a heavy bike, she never takes chances on it. This includes standing to pedal, etc. We were prepping for a daily ride around the neighborhood. I pulled out the bikes and unlocked the gate. She rode out into the street as I locked the gate, and she gave out a yell. I spin around to see what's wrong, and there's nothing left but the chrome center shaft on the VP pedal. I have emailed VP, but I don't imagine I will get a response. This is a heads up. If you have a set of these pedals, don't expect them to hold together. And please, DO NOT stand on them whatever you do. It doesn't take much for them to break, standing to pedal could only make things worse.