This recall involves all model year 2013 through 2019 of the Trek Kicksters. The bikes are made for toddlers who are learning how to ride a two-wheeler. The kicksters do not have pedals so children can focus on balancing. About 11,560 were sold in the U.S. at independent bicycle stores nationwide and online at www.trekbikes.com and other online retailers from August 2012 through April 2019 for about $170. In addition, 1,800 were sold in Canada.
Trek, in conjuciton with the U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission, announced a recall of its Trek Kickster kid bikes. According to reports, the steer tube clamp on the bikes can break, posing a fall hazard to children. Trek has received 11 reports of broken steer tube clamps, including one injury with minor scrapes and bruising.
Consumers are being asked to immediately take the recalled bikes away from children and take it to a Trek retailer for a free repair.
Manufacturer: Lee Chi Enterprises Co., of Taiwan
Importer: Trek Bicycle Corporation, of Waterloo, Wis.
Distributor: Trek Bicycle Corporation, of Waterloo, Wis.
Manufactured In: Taiwan
Recall number: 19-173