Trek Bicycle Corporation, of Waterloo, WI, has announced the recall of about 900,000 bicycles in the U.S. and 98,000 in Canada. The recall is for model years 2000 through 2015. The recall came about after a rider was paralyzed and two others were injured.
According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, the bikes’ front wheels can suddenly stop or separate from the bicycle if the open quick release level on the front wheel hub comes into contact with the front disc brake.
Consumers should stop using the bicycles immediately and contact an authorized Trek retailer. To remedy this, Trek is offering free replacement quick-releases and a $20 coupon for cyclists who bring their bikes in for inspection and tune-ups.