WASHINGTON, Dec. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of Product: Trek model year 2013 Madone bicycles
Hazard: The bicycle's front brake can fail, posing a crash hazard.
Consumer Contact: Trek at (800) 373-4594 from 8 a.m. through 6 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or online at www.trekbikes.com and click on Safety and Recalls at the bottom of the page for more information.
Photos available at http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2014/Trek-Recalls-Madone-Bicycles/
Description: This recall involves model year 2013 Trek Madone bicycles with model numbers 5.2, 5.9, 6.2, 6.5, 7.7 or 7.9, and serial numbers starting with WTU and ending with G or H. A list of all serial numbers included in the recall is at www.trekbikes.com. Some of the recalled models are custom-ordered Project One Madones. The model number is printed on the bicycle frame. The serial number is printed on a sticker underneath the frame of the bicycle. The bicycles were sold in a variety of colors.
Incidents/Injuries: Trek has received five reports of loose front brake attachment bolts. No injuries have been reported.
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled bicycles and take the bicycles to a Trek dealer for a free replacement front brake system.
Sold at: Bicycle stores nationwide from July 2012 through December 2013 for between $3,400 and $6,300, and for custom models between $4,000 and $15,000.
Importer/Distributor: Trek Bicycles Corp., of Waterloo, Wis.
Manufactured in: Taiwan, United States and Germany
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about your experience with the product on SaferProducts.gov.
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SOURCE U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission