Trek Recalls Bicycles; JD Forks Can Lose Alignment, Posing Crash Hazard

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Article Date: 5/19/2009 | Resource: MLG

Trek Recalls Bicycles; JD Forks Can Lose Alignment, Posing Crash Hazard

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, 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.
Name of Product: Bicycles with JD suspension forks

Units: About 16,000

Importer: Trek Bicycle Corp., of Waterloo, Wisc.

Manufacturer: JD Components, of Taiwan

Hazard: The recalled bicycle’s fork can lose alignment causing the front wheel to turn unexpectedly. This can cause the rider to lose control of the bicycle and crash.

Incidents/Injuries: There have been four reports of misaligned forks. No injuries have been reported.

Description: The recall involves model year 2009 Trek 7300, 7300WSD, and 7500 bicycles. The model name is printed on the bicycle’s frame. The bicycles have a suspension fork with the words “Bontrager SPA” printed on them.

Sold at: Trek bicycle dealers nationwide from August 2008 through April 2009 for between $640 and $940.

Manufactured in: Taiwan (the forks only)

Remedy: Consumers should stop riding the recalled bicycles immediately and contact their dealer to arrange for a free repair.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Trek at (800) 382-2453 between 8 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. CT Monday through Friday and between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Saturday, or visit the firm’s Web site at www.trekbikes.com

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Jeffrey Marquart