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Recall: Trek Bikes Disc Brakes

Trek Quick Release Lever Caught in Front Disk

 

Trek recalls bicycles with front disc brakes to replace quick release lever due to crash hazard. An open lever on the front hub can contact the front disc brake assembly, causing the front wheel to stop or separate from the bike.

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Recall Date: April 21, 2015

Recall Number: 15-118

Trek Recalls Bicycles Equipped with Front Disc Brakes to Replace Quick Release Lever Due to Crash Hazard

Recall Summary

Name of Product: Trek bicycles equipped with front disc brakes

Hazard: An open quick release lever on the bicycle’s front wheel hub 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, posing a risk of injury to the rider.

Remedy: Replace

Consumers should stop using the bicycles immediately and contact an authorized Trek retailer for free installation of a new quick release on the front wheel. Trek will provide each owner who participates in the recall with a $20 coupon that is redeemable by December 31, 2015 toward any Bontrager merchandise. (The coupon has no cash value.)

Consumer Contact: Trek at (800) 373-4594 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or online at www.trekbikes.com and click on Safety & Recalls at the bottom of the page for more information.

Recall Details

Units: About 900,000 in the U.S. and 98,000 in Canada

Description: This recall involves all models of Trek bicycles from model years 2000 through 2015 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 (see Figures 1 and 2). Bicycles with front quick release levers that do not open a full 180 degrees from the closed position, are not included in this recall.

Incidents/Injuries: Trek reports three incidents, all including injuries. One incident resulted in quadriplegia. One incident resulted in facial injuries. One incident resulted in a fractured wrist.

Sold at: Bicycle stores nationwide from about September 1999 through April 2015 for between $480 and $1,650.

Importer: Trek Bicycle Corporation, of Waterloo, Wis.

Manufactured in: Taiwan and China (bicycles)

Manufactured in: Taiwan (quick release)

 


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Posted by

OSI Staff

on 4/21/15
Categories: 
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Comments

Seems that part of the problem is simple education in the proper closure of quick releases.

By Amy Shambarger on 04/23/2015 at 09:47 AM

More detailed info on why Amy, above, is mostly correct. Trek is recalling them primarily because users may not use the quick releases correctly—however if there is a more secure option, this seems like a good choice. Other manufacturers use the same quick release as the recalled Trek bikes and have not recalled them, so correct use remains very important.

http://www.outsideonline.com/1971526/why-trek-recalled-almost-1-million-bikes

By Alex Kosseff on 04/24/2015 at 10:39 AM

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