Trek Bicycle, based in Waterloo, Wisconsin, will recall 900,000 bicycles equipped with front disc brakes because of a defect in the front quick release lever that opens past 180 degrees. When the front quick release lever is left open or improperly adjusted, the quick release 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.
The 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 open a full 180 degrees. Bicycles with front quick release levers that do not open a full 180 degrees from the closed position, are not included in this recall at this time. There have been three incidents reported from this defect, and all have resulted in injuries. The incidents resulted in one person being rendered a quadriplegic, facial injuries to another, and finally, an incident that resulted in a fractured wrist for the rider. Trek advises that if you are unsure whether your bicycle has this combination, please take it to your local Trek retailer for a free inspection. The bicycles were sold from September 1999 to April 2015.
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.
Click here to the full defect notice: Trek Safety Recall
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