Trek Bikes Recalled Following Injury Incidents

By Peter DePaolis

Trek, an extremely popular manufacturer, has recalled nearly 1 million bicycles in North America.

According to NBC News, the recall stems from injury reports including one allegation that a rider became paralyzed following a bicycle accident. The news outlet said that the recall covers 900,000 bicycles sold in the U.S. and 98,000 in Canada.

The defects reportedly involve a quick release lever on the front wheel hub, which can be caught in a disc brake and cause the cycle to immediately stop.

“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,” the Consumer Product Safety Commission said in a statement.

To view the agency’s report about the recall, you can click here. Bicycle owners are being told to immediately stop riding their bikes until they take them into local repair shops for remedies.

Attorneys for Defective Product Accidents Like The Trek Bikes Ones

This is unfortunate news for bicyclists. Manufacturers have a duty to make sure that their products are thoroughly tested before allowing them to be sold in the marketplace. This is especially true for companies that produce transportation devices including bicycles. If a company manufacturers a defective product that harms the public, it must be held liable.

If a recalled product has injured you, an attorney can investigate your claim and determine its validity. Visit our Facebook and Twitter pages for more information about defective product claims.

Koonz, McKenney, Johnson & DePaolis L.L.P.

Maryland Injury Attorneys


About the Author
Peter DePaolis joined the firm in 1980 and has since represented a large number of individuals involved in automobile collisions, truck accidents, bus crashes, defective products, and medical malpractice cases. A significant portion of Mr. DePaolis’ practice is devoted to working on behalf of people suffering from asbestosis, mesothelioma, and other asbestos-related cancers. He has led his firm’s fight against the asbestos industry and has recovered over $30 million in damages for asbestos victims and their families.