Bicycles Recalled by Trek Due to Fall Hazard

The bolt that secures the seat saddle clamp to the seat post can break.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 27, 2011
Release #12-024
Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 373-4594
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
HC Media Contact: (613) 957-2983

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

Picture of recalled 7.2 FX WSD bicycle

7.2 FX WSD

Picture of recalled 7.2 FX bicycle

7.2 FX
Picture of recalled 7.3 FX Disc WSD bicycle

7.3 FX Disc WSD
Picture of recalled 7.3 FX WSD bicycle

7.3 FX WSD
Picture of recalled 7.3 FX Disc bicycle

7.3 FX Disc
Picture of recalled 7.3 FX bicycle

7.3 FX
Picture of recalled 7.4 FX WSD bicycle

7.4 FX WSD

Picture of recalled 7.4 FX bicycle

7.4 FX
Picture of recalled 7.5 FX WSD bicycle

7.5 FX Disc
Picture of recalled 7.5 FX WSD bicycle

7.5 FX WSD
Picture of recalled 7.5 FX bicycle

7.5 FX
Picture of recalled Livestrong FX bicycle

Livestrong FX
Picture of recalled Livestrong FX WSD bicycle

Livestrong FX WSD
Picture of recalled 9th District bicycle

9th District
Picture of recalled Livestrong District bicycle

Livestrong District
Picture of recalled District bicycle

District
Detail of affected and good bolts