Healthy Living

Recall: Trek Bikes Recalled

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health
Canada, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary
recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled
products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or
attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of product: Trek 2012 FX and District bicycles

Units: About 27,000

Importer: Trek Bicycle Corporation, of Waterloo, Wisc.

Hazard: The bolt that secures the seat saddle clamp to the seat post
can break posing a fall hazard.

Incidents/Injuries: Trek has received four reports of incidents with
one injury involving a broken tooth and lip injury.

Description: The bicycles affected by this recall include the
following models:

Model Year 2012: Trek 7.2 FX, 7.3 FX, 7.4 FX, AND 7.5 FX; District,
and 9th District bicycle models: WSD, Livestrong and Disc models.
The model
name is found on the bicycle’s frame.

Consumers can determine the
model year by looking at the SKU number stamped on the bottom bracket, which is
found near the pedals. If the last two digits of the SKU are 12, the bicycle is
a Model Year 2012 bicycle.

 

Sold at: Specialty bicycle retailers nationwide between May 2011 and
September 2011 for between $550 and $1,100.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should stop riding the bicycles immediately and
contact an authorized Trek dealer for a free replacement bolt.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Trek at 800-373-4594
begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              800-373-4594     end_of_the_skype_highlighting between 8:00
a.m. and 6:00 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or visit the company’s website at
www.trekbikes.com

Note: Health Canada’s press release is available at http://cpsr-rspc.hc-sc.gc.ca/PR-RP/recall-retrait-eng.jsp?re_id=1440

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