CALIFORNIA – Trek Bicycle Corporation, a major bicycle product manufacturer and distributor, has ordered a recall of about one million bicycles following the injuries of three riders.
The recall involves 900,000 bicycles in the United States and 98,000 units in Canada that were built between 2000 and 2015, the company said.
The recall was ordered after a thorough check showed that the bicycles’ front quick release lever that opens past 180 degrees can potentially become caught in the front disk brake, causing the front wheel to come to a sudden stop.
THe check was conducted after three riders were injured while using Trek Bicycles. One was left quadriplegic, one suffered a broken wrist while another one suffered facial lacerations following their accident.
In issuing the recall, Trek Bicycle Corporation said it will fix, free of charge, any bicycles that have front quick release lever that goes past 180 degrees and also have front disc brake.
Trek Bicycle Corporation is a major bicycle and cycling product manufacturer and distributor under brand names Trek, Electra Bicycle Company, Gary Fisher, Bontrager, Diamant Bikes, Villiger Bikes and until 2008, LeMond Racing Cycles and Klein.
With its headquarters in Waterloo, Wisconsin, Trek bicycles are marketed through 1,700 dealers across North America, subsidiaries in Europe and Asia as well as distributors in 90 countries worldwide. – BusinessNewsAsia.com