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Trek Recalls Madone Road Bikes Over Front Brake Failures



Trek has issued a recall for some of its 2013 Madone models as a result of potential front brake failure. The problem is believed to effect as many as 6,800 bikes in total.

The affected models were built with a faulty attachment bolt on the front brake’s quick release. Trek has indicated that the bolt can come loose, allowing the cable clamp to detach, with the potential for brake failure. 

The recall includes model year 2013 Trek Madone bikes 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. Recalled models include some custom-ordered Project One Madones as well.

The bikes were sold U.S.-wide between July 2012 and December 2013.

Trek has received five reports of loose front brake bolts thus far, though no injuries have been reported. Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled bicycles and take them to a Trek dealer for a free replacement front brake system.

To find out if your Madone is affected, visit Trek’s Safety and Recall website and look for your frame’s serial number under the “List of affected serial numbers” link.

For more information, visit the CPSC website or Trek’s Safety and Recall website, or call Trek at (800) 373-4594 from 8 a.m. through 6 p.m. CST.

Recalls

Trek Recalls Madone Bicycle Due to Crash Hazard; Front Brake Can Fail

Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Recall date: DECEMBER 12, 2013

 
Recall number: 14-055

  • Trek Madone 5.2

 

Recall Summary 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 atwww.trekbikes.com and click on Safety and Recalls at the bottom of the page for more information. 

Report an Incident Involving this Product

Recall Details Units

6,800

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

Trek Bicycles Corp., of Waterloo, Wis.

Distributor

Trek Bicycles Corp., of Waterloo, Wis.

Manufactured in

Taiwan, United States and Germany

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC’s work to help ensure the safety of consumer products – such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals -– contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years.

Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly-announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission.


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