Trek, a popular bicycle manufacturing company based in Wisconsin, has recently announced a recall of 900,000 bikes in the United States and another 98,000 in Canada. The recall is due to a dangerous defect that has so far caused three different accidents, resulting in injuries and one paralysis.
The defect lies in the quick release lever installed on the front wheel of many Trek bikes. The lever has a tendency to over-rotate and get caught in the disc brakes, locking up the front wheel and hurling riders over the handlebars.
The recall covers all bike models with the lever and disc brakes manufactured between the years of 2000 and 2015. The recall obviously covers bikes manufactured within a large length of time, but while the problem has apparently persisted for a number of years, Trek claims not to have known about the issue until recently.
It is the responsibility of bike manufacturing companies to ensure that their products are safe before making it into the hands of consumers. If you or someone you love has been injured due to a defective product, a product liability lawyer of Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller & Overbeck, P.A. can help. Please call us at (561) 689-8180 today.