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Trek recalls 998,000 bikes over quick-release lever defect

Trek Bicycle Corporation recently issued a recall of 998,000 bicycles in the U.S. and Canada after two riders were injured and another one was permanently paralyzed, Tech Times stated on April 22.

According to Trek the 2000-2015 model bikes that are affected by the recall have a front tire quick-release lever that may suddenly swing and get caught to the front disc brake. If that happens, the bike can suddenly stop or cause the rider to lose control. Trek is urging owners of recalled bikes to have their bikes inspected for free. Bike retailers will also change the front quick-release lever for free. Customers will also receive a $20 coupon that may be used to purchase any Bontrager product, redeemable until December 31, 2015.

The West Palm Beach legal team of Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller & Overbeck P.A., understands that many people can no longer continue working after suffering injuries caused by defective products. If you or a loved one has been hurt by a defective product, we may be able to help you obtain both financial compensation and justice from the accountable party. Call us today at (561) 689-8180 to find out how we may help you.


Trek recalls one million bikes following injury

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.

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