Trek Bicycles recalled for Seat Bolt Repair
(Best Syndication News) - The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced along with Trek Bicycle Corporation the voluntary recall of 27,000 Trek 2012 FX and District brand bicycles because a bolt that holds the seat saddle needs to be replaced. The bolt that is currently installed on the recalled bicycles could unexpectedly break causing the rider to fall off and possibly be injured.
The Model Year of the recalled bicycles are the 2012: Trek 7.2 FX, 7.3 FX, 7.4 FX, AND 7.5 FX. The District, and 9th District bicycle models being recalled are the: WSD, Livestrong and Disc. The bicycles were sold at bicycle retailers nationwide for a price of $550 - $1,100. They were sold between May 2011 and September 2011.
The model year can be found by looking at the SKU number found on the bottom bracket of the bicycle. The last two digits of the SKU will say 12 if it is a 2012 Model Year. The bicycles being recalled are only the 2012 model years.
Consumers that have the recalled bicycle should stop using it until they can get a replacement bolt for the seat. The company received four reports of the seats failing, with one person suffering a broken tooth and lip injury from the fall.
The free replacement bolt can be obtained from an authorized Trek Dealer. Consumers can also contact Trek at 800-373-4594 between 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or online at trekbikes.com for more assistance.
By: N Wilson