Trek Bicycle Corp. of Waterloo, Wis., is recalling about 1,500 disc bikes amid reports of front brake calipers coming into contact with a broken spoke, posing a fall hazard to the rider.
Free Confidential Lawsuit Evaluation: If you or a loved one was injured on a Trek bike, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a suit against the manufacturer and our lawyers can help.
What’s the problem?
January 20, 2017 – Trek has received at least 10 reports where either the wheel spoke contacted the bike’s brake caliper or the spokes broke at the hub, according to the U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC). There has been one reported injury involving a broken vertebra.
This recall affects model years 2015, 2016 and 2017 Trek 720 Disc bicycles as well as Bontrager Approved TLR Disc 700c 24-spoke front and rear wheels.
Affected models were sold in 49-61 cm frame sizes. “Trek” is printed across the frame and model numbers are located on the down tube. The aftermarket wheels are marked “Bontrager TLR” on the rim, and have 24 silver spokes.
The bicycles and wheel sets, manufactured in China, were sold at bicycle stores across the U.S. from Nov. 2014 to Oct. 2016 for between $1,500 and $1,900 for bikes, and March 2015 through November 2016 for aftermarket wheels for between $80 and $90.
Consumers should stop using recalled bicycles and wheel sets immediately, and return them to a Trek retailer for a free inspection and free replacement wheels. Trek will be issuing $100 coupons to each owner of an affected product who participates, good toward any Trek or Bontrager merchandise through Dec. 31, 2017.
Do I Have a Trek Bike Recall Lawsuit?
The Class Action Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in Trek bike lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new injury cases in all 50 states.
Free Case Evaluation: Again, if you were injured in a bicycle accident, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to a settlement by filing a suit and we can help.