Trek recalls close to 1 million bikes after serious accidents

On behalf of: admin | Posted in: Bicycle Accidents on: Thursday, April 30, 2015

Trek Bicycle recently announced the recall of almost 1 million Trek bicycles that are equipped with disc brakes. The problems that spurred the recall relate to the bicycles’ quick release levers located on their front wheels. The release levers open too widely and are in danger of getting stuck in the braking system.

Trek’s recall will affect 98,000 disc brake-equipped bikes from Canada and 900,000 from the United States. Affected models were manufactured from the years 2000 through 2015. If your Trek bike has a quick release lever on the front tire that opens to 180 degrees, your bike could be in danger of being defective.

If the quick release lever is adjusted in appropriately on these bikes, the bike could stop suddenly, or the rider could lose control of his or her bike and result in a serious accident. Three injuries have already been blamed on the quick release levers. In the worst of those injuries, the bicyclist was permanently paralyzed. In the others the riders suffered a fractured wrist and facial wounds.

Customers who believe their bikes are affected by the recall are being asked to visit a local Trek dealer, where they will get a free replacement quick release lever in addition to a $20 merchandise coupon that remains valid until Dec. 31, 2015.

Ontario residents who have been injured in a bike crash relating to a Trek bicycle may want to consider the nature of the crash. A detailed analysis of the way the crash occurred and the type and extent of resulting injuries might reveal that a viable claim for personal injury damages can be pursued.

Source:, "998,000 Trek Bikes Recalled Due To Crash Hazard," Nicole Arce, April. 22, 2015

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