Trek recalls around 800 bicycles and 300 wheels due to fall hazards. The company reports that caliper on the front brake can contact a broken spoke which can cause the rider to fall. 2015, 2016, and 2017 model 720 Disc bicycles and Bontrager Approved TLR Disc 700C 24H Front and Rear Wheels with silver spokes. The bicycles were sold in two different frame sizes, 49 through 61 cm frame sizes. “Trek” is on the bicycle frame, and the serial number is printed on the down tube. The company has received ten incident reports where the spoke of the wheel contacted the caliper, or the spokes broke on the hub. One injury report involved a broken vertebra. The company suggests consumers stop using the bicycle and return to a Trek retailer for a free inspection and replacement wheels.
Product liability laws were established to help protect consumers against dangerous products and potential injuries. Companies, manufacturers, distributors and retailers all maintain a responsibility to produce and sell safe and reliable products to consumers. Often companies are not aware of any issues with their products until complaints are made. It’s always important to report any defect or harmful issue with any product. The company will issue a recall to warn other consumers of the potential problems and alert them of solutions to fix the product. Usually, the company will refund the consumer's money or replace the product entirely. However, injuries due arise from faulty or defective products. An experienced attorney will assist in investigating your injuries and can determine if you can pursue legal action.
The product liability attorneys at Meyerkord & Kurth, LLC have represented countless product liability injuries cases. We fully understand that injuries are stressful and can put a strain on personal and work relationships. Our team is dedicated to helping our client by communicating throughout the entire legal process and working diligently to get them the care and compensation they deserve. Call us today if you or a loved one has been injured by a faulty or defective product. Our firm provides no-obligation consultations at our downtown St. Louis office to discuss your legal needs. Contact us today.