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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, WI.
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:
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 $550.00 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 between 8:00am and 6:00pm CT Monday through Friday or visit the company’s website at www.trekbikes.com
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about your experience with the product on www.saferproducts.gov
About the Consumer Product Safety Commission
CPSC is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of the thousands of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $900 billion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical, or mechanical hazard. CPSC’s work to ensure the safety of consumer products – such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters, and household chemicals – contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.
Under federal law, it is illegal to attempt to sell or resell this or any other recalled product.
To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury, go online to: www.saferproducts.gov, call CPSC’s Hotline at 800.638.2772 or teletypewriter at 800.638.8270 for the hearing impaired. Consumers can obtain this news release and product safety information at www.cpsc.gov. To join a free e-mail subscription list, please go to https://www.cpsc.gov/cpsclist.aspx.
TopicsBicycle, China, CPSC, Fall Hazard, Trek Bicycle Corporation, U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, Washington D.C., Waterloo WI
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