Trek Bicycles Recalled, At Least 3 Riders Injured

Posted By Paulson Coletti Trial Attorneys PC || 23-Apr-2015

Nearly one million Trek brand bicycles are being recalled over a safety hazard that resulted in one bicyclist becoming paralyzed.

Trek has issued a recall of nearly one million of its bicycles for a defective component. According to reports, a quick release lever on the bicycle can get in the way of the brakes, which in turn causes the wheel to stop and even detach completely from the bike while it is in motion. In addition to the 900,000 recalls in the U.S., 98,000 Trek bikes have been recalled in Canada.

One rider reportedly was paralyzed and is now a quadriplegic because of an accident cause by the bicycle defect. Other reports include consumer complaints of injuries to the face and wrists.

Did you purchase a Trek bicycle manufactured from 2000 to 2015? If you did, you may have one of the recalled bikes. Contact Trek to request a free replacement lever, but if you own a Trek bike and were injured in an accident related to the defective quick release lever, we invite you to contact Paulson Coletti today. To learn more about the Trek bicycle recall, visit the CPSC website.

Paulson Coletti is currently accepting cases from riders who may have been injured due to the Trek quick release bike lever defect. Our law firm has been voted one of the “Best Law Firms” by U.S. news in the areas of product liability litigation and personal injury litigation. Additionally, Attorney John Coletti of the firm was voted “Lawyer of the Year” by Best Lawyers® in the area of product liability litigation for plaintiffs. We have extensive experience in this field and are ready to help those who have been wrongfully injured by dangerous consumer products. Contact us today for a free review of your case.