By Colleen Kave, J.D.
Front wheel can detach from the bicycle; one injury has been reported.
Trek Bicycle Corporation, of Waterloo, Wisconsin, has recalled around 2,840 Trek Super Commuter+ 8S electric bicycles because the front fender bolt can unthread, causing the wheel to detach from the bicycle, posing a fall hazard to the rider (CPSC Recall Notice, No. 20-035, December 6, 2019).
Incidents and injuries. The firm has received two reports of the wrong bolt being installed to secure the front fender to the fork crown. One injury has been reported, resulting in a vertebrae fracture.
Product description. This recall involves all model year 2017, 2018, and 2019 Trek Super Commuter+ 8S electric bicycles. "Trek" is printed on the bicycle’s downtube, and the bike has an integrated battery and motor. The bikes were sold in the following color and sizes: Viper Red with black decals, sizes 45/S through 60/XL.
These electric bicycles, which were manufactured in China, were sold at independent bicycle stores nationwide and online at www.trekbikes.com and other websites from June 2017 through June 2019 for about $5,200.
Remedy. Consumers should stop using the recalled bicycles immediately and take them to a Trek retailer for a free inspection and repair.
Customer contact. For more information, customers may contact 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.
Companies: Trek Bicycle Corp.
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