Trek Bike Recall Injury Lawyers
A recall of Trek bicycles was issued by Trek on or about April 21 after Trek, and the plaintiffs’ bar, determined that the front brakes were potentially defective on certain Trek bikes. This defect may cause some bike riders to be at risk of a crash or other dangerous fall. Our Trek bicycle injury lawyers are well aware of multiple cases in which a rider was sadly seriously injured because of defective brake assemblies on these bicycles. We have been conducting detailed investigations nationwide and across Texas to make sure that riders who suffer injury from recalled Trek made bikes get the damages legally deserve.
Call us at Carabin Shaw. We will fight to get you the compensation you deserve. Call 1.800.862.1260.Multiple Injury Cases are linked to Trek Bicycles which have been recalled
The “Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC),” a Federal agency issued the recall of Trek bikes on or about April 21, 2015. That is when it became confirmed that almost 1 million bikes could have defective front disc brake systems. This recall covers all models made by Trek from the 2000 model year through the 2015 model year that are made with a lever, meant to provide quick release, near the bike’s front wheel hub which is intended to correctly operate the front brake system. The CPSC determined that this lever, intended for quick release, may unintentionally release by itself and initiate a sudden stoppage of the front wheel to stop suddenly.
As of now, a minimum of three injuries have occurred which have been blamed on a faulty bike disc on a Trek bike. It caused the brakes to lock up. One of the riders fell off of the bicycle after it came to a sudden stop. The rider suffered from facial injuries. In another accident, the rider got thrown off of the bike and was injured with a broken wrist. And tragically, a third rider was rendered quadriplegic—paralyzed in all four limbs—by a spinal cord injury sustained after being thrown from a Trek bike.
The recalled Trek bikes were sold throughout the United States and Canada from September 1999 through April 2015 and cost between $480 and $1,560. If you own a Trek bicycle and are unsure whether your bike is included in the recall, you should visit the Trek web page dedicated to the recall. Trek has also recommended the following test: if you open the quick release lever for your front disc brakes all the way and the lever remains in contact with the disc brakes after being opened to a full 180 degree angle, the bike is not safe to ride and is a part of the recall.
All owners of recalled Trek bicycles are urged to stop using them immediately and bring them to an authorized Trek retailer for a free repair and a $20 coupon toward any Bontrager purchase.