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Trek Recalls Superfly Bicycles Due to Fall Hazard; Seatpost Can Crack and Break

http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2015/Trek-Recalls-Superfly-Bicycles/

Recall Summary

Name of Product: Trek 9.8 Superfly FS SL, X1 and XT bicycles

Hazard: The seatpost can crack and break, posing a fall hazard to the rider.

Remedy: Replace

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled bicycles and contact an authorized Trek retailer for a free replacement seatpost plus a $20 coupon toward any Bontrager merchandise. The coupon can be used through December 31, 2015.

Consumer Contact: Trek at 800-373-4594 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or online at http://www.trekbikes.com and click on Safety & Recalls at the bottom of the page for more information.

Photos available at http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2015/Trek-Recalls-Superfly-Bicycles/

Recall Details

Units: About 330

Description: This recall involves model year 2015 Trek 9.8 Superfly FS SL, X1 and XT bicycles equipped with Bontrager Approved Carbon seatposts.  Recalled bicycles have a serial number ending in J or K. The serial number is located on the bottom of the bicycle frame. Superfly FS, X1 or XT is printed on the bicycle’s top tube. Trek is printed on the frame downtube. “Bontrager Carbon” is printed on the seatpost. 

Incidents/Injuries: Trek has received two incidents report involving the recalled bicycles. No injuries have been reported.

Sold at: Bicycle stores nationwide from September 2014 through July 2015 for about $5,300 for the FS SL and about $3,500 for the X1 and XT bicycles.

 

Importer: Trek Bicycle Corporation, of Waterloo, Wis.

Manufactured in: Taiwan

Retailers: If you are a retailer of a recalled product you have a duty to notify your customers of a recall. If you can, email your clients or include the recall information in your next marketing communication to your clients. Post any Recall Poster at your stores and contact the manufacturer to determine how you will handle any recalls.

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