Trek Recalls 998,000 Bike for Safety Issues

By on April 22, 2015

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) reported that Trek Bicycle recalled almost 1 million bikes in the United States and Canada with model years 2000 through 2015 equipped with a quick release lever on the front wheel hub that can interfere with the disk brakes.

The CPSC advised consumer to stop using the recalled bicycles immediately and contact an authorized Trek retailer for free installation of a new quick release on the front wheel and a $20 coupon that is redeemable by December 31, 2015 toward any Bontrager merchandise.  The bikes were manufactured in China and Taiwan and sold for between $480 and $1,650.

Trek reported three incidents related to the defect which resulted in quadriplegia, injuries to the face, and a fractured wrist.  “We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience this has caused you,” Trek said in its recall notice. “We value you as a customer and want you to safely enjoy cycling on your Trek bicycle.”

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