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

Figure 1: Quick release lever open more than 180°
Figure 2: Quick release lever caught in front disc
Trek bicycle
Quick release lever being replaced
Figure 1: Quick release lever open more than 180°

Figure 1: Quick release lever open more than 180°

Figure 2: Quick release lever caught in front disc

Figure 2: Quick release lever caught in front disc

Trek bicycle

Trek bicycle

Quick release lever being replaced

Quick release lever being replaced

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
Recall Date:
April 21, 2015
Units:
About 900,000 in the U.S. and 98,000 in Canada
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

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.

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.)

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.

Manufactured In:
Taiwan and China (bicycles)
Importer(s):

Trek Bicycle Corporation, of Waterloo, Wis.

Recall number:
15-118
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