Trek has announced a recall on all 2012 FX and District bicycles due the possible failure of the seat saddle clamp bolt. If you have one of these bikes, bring it in to your local Trek dealer for a replacement bolt. More info here and after the break.
Name of product: Trek 2012 FX and District bicycles
Units: About 27,000
Importer: Trek Bicycle Corporation, of Waterloo, Wisc.
Hazard: The bolt that secures the seat saddle clamp to the seat post can break posing a fall hazard.
Incidents/Injuries: Trek has received four reports of incidents with one injury involving a broken tooth and lip injury.
Description: The bicycles affected by this recall include the following models:
Model Year 2012: Trek 7.2 FX, 7.3 FX, 7.4 FX, AND 7.5 FX; District, and 9th District bicycle models: WSD, Livestrong and Disc models.
The model name is found on the bicycle’s frame.
Consumers can determine the model year by looking at the SKU number stamped on the bottom bracket, which is found near the pedals. If the last two digits of the SKU are 12, the bicycle is a Model Year 2012 bicycle.
Sold at: Specialty bicycle retailers nationwide between May 2011 and September 2011 for between $550 and $1,100.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should stop riding the bicycles immediately and take the bike to their local Trek retailer for inspection and a free replacement bolt.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Trek at 800-373-4594 between 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or visit the company’s website at www.trekbikes.com
Note: Health Canada’s press release is available at http://cpsr-rspc.hc-sc.gc.ca/PR-RP/recall-retrait-eng.jsp?re_id=1440