|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 7, 2008
Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 373-4594
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
Trek Recalls Girls Bicycles Due To Frame Failure
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, 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 MT220 Girls Bicycles
Units: About 49,000
Importer: Trek Bicycle Corp., of Waterloo, Wis.
Hazard: The bicycle’s frame can break during use, causing the rider to lose control and suffer injuries.
Incidents/Injuries: Trek has received 13 reports of frames breaking, including four minor injuries.
Description: This recall involves Trek girls’ bicycles model MT220 and model years 2005 (light metallic blue), 2006 (metallic silver and metallic purple or pink and pearl white), and 2007 (pink and white pearl or metallic purple). The model name is printed on the frame of the bicycle. Model year 2008 bicycles re not included in this recall.
Sold at: Authorized Trek dealers nationwide from April 2004 through June 2007 for about $300.
Manufactured in: China and Taiwan
Remedy: Consumers should take the recalled bicycle away from children immediately and return it to a Trek dealer for a free replacement MT220 girl’s bicycle or a $100 discount on a different size Trek bicycle.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, consumers can contact Trek at (800) 373-4594 between 8 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. CT Monday through Friday and between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Saturday, or visit the firm’s Web site at www.trekbikes.com
Model MT220 - Year 2005
Model MT220 - Years 2005 and 2006
Model MT220 - Years 2006 and 2007
Model MT220 - Years 2007
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