Trek Kickster Balance Bicycle recalled due to fall hazard

Starting date:
July 24, 2019
Posting date:
July 24, 2019
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Sports/Fitness
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Product Safety
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-70515

Last updated:

Summary

  • Product: Trek Kickster Balance Bicycle.
  • Issue: The steer tube clamp may break, posing a potential fall hazard.
  • What to do: Immediately stop using the affected bicycle and bring it to a local Trek retailer location for a free replacement of the clamps.

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

Affected products

Trek Kickster Balance Bicycle

Product description

This recall involves all SKUs of Trek Kickster Balance Bicycles with model years 2013 to 2019. The bicycles are made of aluminum with handlebars, two wheels and no pedals and come in various colours.

Hazard identified

The steer tube clamp may break, which may result in the handlebars coming off, presenting a potential fall hazard.

As of July 22, 2019, the company has received no reports of incidents or injuries in Canada. Globally, Trek Bicycle Corporation has received 11 reports of broken clamps. In the United States, the company has received 8 reports of broken steer tube clamps, and 1 report of scratching and bruising.

Number sold

Approximately 1,824 units of the affected product were sold in Canada and approximately 11,555 units were sold in the United States.

Time period sold

The affected products were sold from August 2012 to April 2019.

Place of origin

Manufactured in China

Companies

Distributor
Trek Bicycle Corporation
Waterloo
Wisconsin
UNITED STATES
Manufacturer
Lee Chi Enterprises Co.
Shipai Road, Changhua City
Taiwan
CHINA

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled bicycles and contact a Trek retailer for a free replacement of both the steer tube and seat tube clamps.

For more information, consumers may call the Trek customer service line at 1-800-373-4594 from Monday to Friday between the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., CST, or visit the company's website.

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.

This recall is also posted on the OECD Global Portal on Product Recalls website. You can visit this site for more information on other international consumer product recalls.