Trek Recalls Farley Bicycles Due to Fall Hazard

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

Recall Summary

Name of Product: Trek Farley bicycles and framesets

Remedy: Repair

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

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 https://cpsc.gov/Recalls/2017/Trek-Recalls-Farley-Bicycles

Recall Details

Units: About 2,600 (in addition, about 360 units were sold in Canada)

Description: This recall involves model year 2014 Trek Farley bicycles and framesets and 2015 Trek Farley 6 bicycles and framesets. The 2014 Trek Farley is black with green decals with an aluminum frame and fork. The 2014 frameset is 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 through 21.5 inch sizes. “Trek” is printed across the bicycle frame.

Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received five reports of the bicycle fork separating from the steer tube. No injuries have been reported.

Sold at: Bicycle stores nationwide from September 2013 through August 2016 for between $1,700 and $2,600.

Importer: Trek Bicycle Corp., 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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