Trek announced a recall of its Farley bicycles and framesets due to the possibility the fork can separate from the steer tube, posing a fall hazard. The recall affects about 3,000 bikes. Following is from the official release from the U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission.
Name of product:
Trek Farley bicycles and framesets
The fork can separate from the steer tube, posing a fall hazard to the rider.
Trek at 800-373-4594 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or online at www.trekbikes.com and click on Safety & Recalls at the bottom of the page for more information.
About 2,600 (in addition, about 360 units were sold in Canada)
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.
The firm has received five reports of the bicycle fork separating from the steer tube. No injuries have been reported.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled bicycles and framesets and return the bicycles to a Trek retailer for a free inspection and repair.
Bicycle stores nationwide from September 2013 through August 2016 for between $1,700 and $2,600.
Trek Bicycle Corp., of Waterloo, Wis.
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