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Trek Bicycles Recalling Almost One Million Bikes After Rider Paralyzed

Figure 1: Quick release lever open more than 180°Trek Bicycle Corp. is recalling all of its bicycles from model years 2000 through 2015 equipped with front disc brakes and a black or silver quick release lever on the front wheel hub that opens far enough to contact the disc brake.  The recalls includes about 900,000 bikes in the United States and 98,000 in Canada.
Trek stated three incidents have been reported that caused riders to be injured, including one that resulted in quadriplegia. The others incidents involved wrist and face injuries.
The bikes were made in Taiwan and China are from model years 2000 to 2015 and were sold nationwide for prices between $480 to $1,650. For the full CPSC recall, click here.
Click her for full release from Trek to learn what they will do for owners of a recalled bicycle

If you own a bicycle that is affected by this recall and would like a replacement quick release, Trek will provide you—through your Trek retailer—a free replacement quick release, including free installation. In addition, you will receive a $20 coupon to use
towards any Bontrager product redeemable through December 31, 2015 at your local authorized Trek retailer. This coupon has no cash value. If you have any questions, please contact your retailer, or call Trek at the safety and recall hotline: 800.373.4594,

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Wayne Hogan

Wayne Hogan, a Jacksonville native, has been with the firm since 1977. He graduated from Florida State University, where he received both his bachelor’s and J.D. degrees. He specializes in all areas of personal injury law. In addition to participating in many professional associations, he and his wife, Pat, are also actively involved in the community.