Trek Bicycles Recalled – Injury Hazard
Trek Bicycle Corporation, of Waterloo, Wisconsin and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and have issued a recall of approximately 900,000 units of Trek Bicycles in the U.S and 98.000 in Canada due to injury hazards.
Hazards of the Trek Bicycles
Users may be at risk of injury due to the quick release lever on the bicycle’s front wheel hub that can come into contact with the front disc brake assembly, causing the front wheel to come to a sudden stop or separate from the bicycle.
3 injuries have been reported. These incidents lead to quadriplegia in one case, facial injuries in another, and a fractured wrist in the third incident.
Customers are strongly advised to immediately stop the use of these bicycles and contact authorized Trek retailers in order to receive a new quick release on the front wheel.
Trek Bicycles Recall Information
- This recall involves all models of Trek bicycles fabricated from 2000 through 2015.
- The recalled bicycles are equipped with front disc brakes and a black or silver quick release lever on the front wheel hub that opens far enough to contact the disc brake.
- The recall does not include bicycles with front quick release levers that do not open a full 180 degrees from the closed position.
- The Trek bicycles were sold at bicycle stores nationwide from about September 1999 through April 2015 for between $480 and $1,650.
- Trek Bicycle Corporation, of Waterloo, Wis. imported the bicycles from Taiwan and China and the quick release from Taiwan.
- Customers who participate in this recall will receive a $20 coupon valid till December 31, 2015 toward any Bontrager merchandise.