Nearly 900,000 Trek bicycles recalled due to crash hazard

Posted at 11:59 AM, Apr 22, 2015
and last updated 2015-04-22 11:59:26-04

Trek is recalling about 900,000 bicycles in the United States due to a crash hazard, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission.

The Trek bicycles equipped with front disc brakes are hazardous, according to the report.

Injuries that have come as a result of the use of this hazardous product include facial injuries, a fractured wrist, and quadriplegia, the CPSC has reported.

An open quick release lever on the bicycle’s front wheel hub can come into contact with the front disc brake assembly, causing the front wheel to come to a sudden stop or separate from the bicycle, posing a risk of injury to the rider.

This recall involves all models of Trek bicycles from model years 2000 through 2015 equipped with front disc brakes and a black or silver quick release lever on the front wheel hub that opens far enough to contact the disc brake.

Bicycles with front quick release levers that do not open a full 180 degrees from the closed position, are not included in this recall.

Click here for the complete report from the CPSC.