Last Sunday my pedal made slight contact with a palmetto root on Piglet. The following is the aftermath:
They were only around 4 months old when this happened. Granted they are "composite" (i.e. plastic) platforms and I did make contact with a root, but I would have thought a purpose built mountain bike pedal would be a bit tougher than this. It wasn't even a significant impact with the root...it pretty much just skimmed off the top of it. I'm going to call up Crank Brothers to see if anything can be covered under warranty, and if not, how much it would cost to get a new platform.
With Squiggy coming up in a month I couldn't afford the downtime to sort out the issue so I picked up a set of Time Atac aluminum pedals. So far so good. With the solid aluminum platform I doubt I'll have any failure issues due to contact with roots. I'm still bummed that the pink pedals are dead as it seemed to have brought me good fortune out on the trail. I may need to think of some other pink gimmick to throw on the bike before Squiggy.