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Trek Recalls Bicycles & Wheel Sets After Consumer’s Back is Broken

Trek Recalls Bicycles & Wheel Sets After Consumer’s Back is Broken

Trek Bicycles & Wheel Sets Recalled After a Rider’s Back is Broken

Less than three months after recalling thousands of “Fat Bikes” because the front wheel could come flying off, similar concerns have led the Trek Bicycle Corporation to announce a new recall of more than 900 high performance bicycles and 300 wheel sets. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) Trek has received at least 10 accounts of the bicycle’s front wheel breaking and stopping during operation, including “one reported injury involving a broken vertebra.”

The recall affects Trek’s Bontrager wheel sets and Trek’s line of 720 Disc Bicycles from model years 2015, 2016, and 2017.  The $1,500 to $1,900 aluminum framed road bikes were sold at retailers across North America from November 2014 to October 2016. The $80 to $90 wheel sets were sold from March 2015 to November 2016. The problem stems from a high rate of faulty spokes breaking in the front wheel, “causing the bicycle to stop suddenly,” which can result “in a serious accident.”

Trek imported their latest faulty products from China. Last month Trek recalled around 600 Bontrager Flare RT bicycle lights, imported from Taiwan, after learning that they could shut down at random. At the time of the recall no injuries were connected to the lights sold in 2016 for $60 to $240, but seven incidents of the light malfunctioning were reported.  The bike maker is not new to recalls; over the last decade Trek has averaged almost two recalls a year.

The CPSC is instructing owners of a recalled Trek bicycle or wheel set to stop using them immediately to avoid calamity. The bikes in question, sold from 49 cm to 61 cm, has “Trek” printed across the frame. The bike maker is offering free replacements to their customers through authorized dealers or directly from the company, including free shipping and installation. In addition, Trek wrote a letter to owners of a recalled 720 to inform them that they will receive a $100 Trek coupon good through the end of 2017.

To see if your Trek has been recalled see: http://www.trekbikes.com/us/en_US/company/legal_policies/safety_recalls/

To contact Trek call: (800) 373-4594

Carbon Fiber Bikes May Be Susceptible To Sudden Failure

Carbon Fiber Bikes May Be Susceptible To Sudden Failure

In recent years, major bike manufacturers have issued numerous recalls of carbon fiber bikes and parts due to sudden failure that can have catastrophic results.  Carbon fiber remains a popular choice among riders and manufacturers because it is less than one-quarter the weight of steel with similar stiffness.  However, many major bike brands have their carbon fiber bicycle components manufactured in China and Taiwan, which may not uphold the U.S. national safety standards.

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Huffy Recalling Popular Children’s Tricycle Because Of Injury Concerns

Huffy Recalling Popular Children’s Tricycle Because Of Injury Concerns

Tricycles were created, among several reasons, for the purpose of teaching children how to ride bicycles while keeping them relatively safe from accidents and falls. The design of the three-wheeled cycles allows young, smaller riders to keep their balance and avoid tipping over, which could lead to injuries and potentially broken bones. Ultimately, tricycles are meant to be a safe first step for children before they move on to bicycles with training wheels and eventually just two wheels.

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Magura USA Recalling 2,800 Bicycle Brakes Over Potential For Failure

Magura USA Recalling 2,800 Bicycle Brakes Over Potential For Failure

Last week, Yuba Bicycles announced the recall of approximately 1,000 Mundo V4 cargo bikes amid concerns that riders were at risk of getting their feet caught in the rear wheels while riding. The recall was prompted by two consumer reports that, while not involving serious injuries, raised enough concern to cause the California-based company and the Consumer Product Safety Commission to announce the recall.

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At Least 1,000 Yuba Bicycles Being Recalled For Dangerous Foot Injury Hazard

At Least 1,000 Yuba Bicycles Being Recalled For Dangerous Foot Injury Hazard

Yuba Bicycles and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission have announced that the California-based manufacturer is recalling approximately 1,000 bicycles over concerns that riders may get their feet stuck in the rear wheels. So far, Yuba and the CPSC have received at least two reports of riders having their feet caught in the rear wheels; however, neither of those reported cases involved injuries.

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Specialized Bicycle Components Recalling 12,200 High-End Bicycles After Fall Injuries Reported

Specialized Bicycle Components Recalling 12,200 High-End Bicycles After Fall Injuries Reported

With so many distractions for both drivers and pedestrians, it’s incredibly important for people to be aware of their surroundings, whether they’re traveling by foot, automobile or bicycle. As we know, automobile defects are no rarity, as millions of vehicles are recalled each year by the world’s most popular and presumably dependable automobile manufacturers because of problems that could lead to accidents and injuries.

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12,000 Specialized Bicycles Recalled Over Reports of Facial Injuries

12,000 Specialized Bicycles Recalled Over Reports of Facial Injuries

While so much of the focus on defects and recalls in transportation is on automobiles, it’s important to remember that even the most basic forms of alternative transportation can also face unnecessary dangers as well. In this case, a new danger has surfaced with the recall of approximately 12,000 bicycles manufactured by Kinesis and sold and distributed by SpecializedBicycle Components, Inc.

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