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Trek Bicycle Corporation recalls Farley Bicycles and Framesets

Starting date:
November 2, 2016
Posting date:
November 2, 2016
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Sports/Fitness
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Fall Hazard
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-60792

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

Affected products

Trek Farley Bicycles and Framesets

Product description

This recall involves model year 2014 Trek Farley bicycles and framesets, and 2015 Trek Farley 6 bicycles and framesets. The 2014 Trek Farley bicycle is black with green decals with an aluminum frame and fork. The 2014 frameset is black with green decals or sky blue with orange decals. The 2015 Trek Farley 6 is black with blue decals with an aluminum frame and fork. Both bicycle models were sold in 14.5 inch (approximately 36.8 centimetres) through 21.5 inch (approximately 54.6 centimetres) sizes. "Trek" is printed across the bicycle frame.

Hazard identified

The fork can separate from the steer tube, posing a fall hazard to the rider.

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

In the United States, the company has received five reports of the bicycle fork separating from the steer tube.  No injuries have been reported.

Number sold

Approximately 360 units were sold in Canada, and approximately 2,600 units were distributed in the United States.

Time period sold

The recalled products were sold from September 2013 through August 2016.

Place of origin

Manufacturer in Taiwan.

Companies

Distributor
Trek Bicycle Corporation
Waterloo
Wisconsin
UNITED STATES

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled bicycles and framesets, and return the bicycles to a Trek retailer for a free inspection and repair.

For more information, consumers may contact Trek by telephone toll-free at 1-800-373-4594 from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. CST, Monday through Friday, or online 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.

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.