Trek FX and District Bikes Recall
Trek Bicycle Corporation in conjunction with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission have announced a recall of the 2012 FX and District bicycles. The recall is for Trek 7.2 FX, 7.3 FX, 7.4 FX, AND 7.5 FX; District, and 9th District bicycle models: WSD, Livestrong and Disc models. The bolt that secures the seat saddle clamp to the seat post can break posing a fall hazard. Trek has received four reports of failures and one report of injury. The recall covers 27,000 bicycles sold between May 2011 and September 2011. Consumers should stop riding the bicycles immediately and contact an authorized Trek dealer for a free replacement bolt.
Customers who own or may own one of the recalled models should view the recall notice for complete information at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml12/12024.html.
The following is the complete text of the CPSC press release as of October 27th, 2011 (not all images are included):
Bicycles Recalled by Trek Due to Fall Hazard
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of product: Trek 2012 FX and District bicycles
Units: About 27,000
Importer: Trek Bicycle Corporation, of Waterloo, Wisc.
Hazard: The bolt that secures the seat saddle clamp to the seat post can break posing a fall hazard.
Incidents/Injuries: Trek has received four reports of incidents with one injury involving a broken tooth and lip injury.
Description: The bicycles affected by this recall include the following models:
Model Year 2012: Trek 7.2 FX, 7.3 FX, 7.4 FX, AND 7.5 FX; District, and 9th District bicycle models: WSD, Livestrong and Disc models.
The model name is found on the bicycle's frame.
Consumers can determine the model year by looking at the SKU number stamped on the bottom bracket, which is found near the pedals. If the last two digits of the SKU are 12, the bicycle is a Model Year 2012 bicycle.
Sold at: Specialty bicycle retailers nationwide between May 2011 and September 2011 for between $550 and $1,100.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should stop riding the bicycles immediately and contact an authorized Trek dealer for a free replacement bolt.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Trek at 800-373-4594 between 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or visit the company's website at www.trekbikes.com
Note: Health Canada's press release is available at http://cpsr-rspc.hc-sc.gc.ca/PR-RP/recall-retrait-eng.jsp?re_id=1440
Full CPSC release with the most up-to-date information: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml12/12024.html