Trek Bicycle Corporation Recalls Bicycles Equipped with Front Disc Brakes and a Quick Release

Starting date:
April 21, 2015
Posting date:
April 21, 2015
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Fall Hazard
General Public
Identification number:

Joint recall with Health Canada, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (US CPSC) and Trek Bicycle Corporation

Affected products

Trek Bicycles Equipped with Front Disc Brakes and a Quick Release

Product description

This recall involves all models of Trek bicycles from years 2000 through 2015 equipped with front disc brakes and a black or silver quick release lever on the front wheel hub that opens far enough to contact the disc brake.

Bicycles with front quick release levers that do not open a full 180 degrees from the closed position are not included in this recall.

Hazard identified

When a quick release lever on the bicycle's front wheel hub is capable of opening more than 180 degrees, improperly adjusted or left open, it can come into contact with the front disc brake assembly causing the front wheel to come to a sudden stop or separate from the bicycle. This poses a crash and injury hazard.

Neither Health Canada nor Trek has received any reports of consumer incidents or injuries related to the use of these bicycles in Canada.

Trek Bicycle Corporation has received 3 reports of consumer incidents in the United States.

Number sold

Approximately 98,000 recalled bicycles were sold in Canada, and approximately 900,000 were sold in the United States.

Time period sold

The recalled bicycles were sold from September 1999 to April 2015.

Place of origin

Manufactured in China.


Trek Bicycle Corporation

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What you should do

Consumers should stop using the bicycles immediately and contact an authorized Trek retailer for free installation of a new quick release on the front wheel.

For additional information, consumers may contact Trek toll-free at 1-800-373-4594, between 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. CST, Monday through Friday. Consumers may also visit Trek's website and click on Safety & Recalls at the bottom of the page for more information.

Consumers may view the release by the US CPSC on the Commission's website.

Please note that the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act prohibits recalled products from being redistributed, sold or even given away in Canada.

Health Canada would like to remind Canadians to report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product or any other consumer product or cosmetic by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.