The front fender can fall onto the front wheel and stop the bicycle suddenly, posing a fall hazard to the rider.
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.
This recall involves all model year 2017, 2018, and 2019 Trek Super Commuter+ 8S electric bicycles. “Trek” is printed on the bicycle’s downtube and the bike has an integrated battery and motor. The bikes were sold in the following color and sizes: Viper Red with black decals, sizes 45/S through 60/XL.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled bicycle and take it to a Trek retailer for a free inspection and repair.
The firm has received two reports of the wrong bolt being installed to secure the front fender to the fork crown. One injury has been reported, resulting in a vertebrae fracture.
Independent bicycle stores nationwide and online at www.trekbikes.com and other websites from June 2017 through June 2019 for about $5,200.
Trek Bicycle Corporation, of Waterloo, Wis.
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