Over 900,000 Trek bicycles have been recalled after one person has become paralyzed. Furthermore, the recall is due to a quick release lever on the front wheel that can interfere with the brakes. As a result, the wheel can stop moving and possibly separate from the frame. Over 98,000 bikes were sold in the U.S. and Canada. The company is thus far only aware of three separate accidents that was caused by the quick release issues, and all riders were injured. While two of the riders only suffered minor injuries, , one accident resulted in a quadriplegia. Below is the information on the bikes included in the recall:
- Model years 2000-2015
- Made in Taiwan and China
- Sold between $480-$1,650
A bike company out of Wisconsin is replacing the release levers for free, and is also giving riders a $20 coupon to go towards bike accessories from Bontrager. Please click here to learn more.
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