After a bicycler using a Trek Bicycle was paralyzed and two others were injured, Trek recalled almost 1 million bikes in the United States and Canada. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission reported the front wheels can come to a sudden stop or separate from the bicycle, which can lead to serious injury. This is caused by the open quick release lever on the front wheel hub coming into contact with the front disc brake assembly.
There have been numerous injury reports of late. One rider was left paralyzed, one fractured a wrist and another suffered from facial injuries. The recall, issued Tuesday, covers 900,000 bicycles in the U.S. and 98,000 in Canada from model years 2000 through 2015. Trek is offering to replace the quick-releases for free and a $20 coupon for riders who bring their bicycles in for inspection and tune-ups.
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