Recall date: April 21, 2015
Recall number: 15-118

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
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 Report an Incident Involving this Product

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

An open quick release lever on the front wheel hub can contact the front disc brake, stop the bike suddenly and cause a crash. Serious injuries reported.

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.

 
Remedy:

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.)

Sold At:

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

Importer(s):

Trek Bicycle Corporation, of Waterloo, Wis.

Manufactured In:
Taiwan and China (bicycles)