|Office of Information and Public Affairs||Washington, DC 20207|
|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE||CONTACT: Trek Recall Hotline: (800) 313-8735|
|September 28, 2000||CPSC CONTACT: Kim Dulic|
|Release # 00-192||(301) 504-0580 Ext. 1183|
Trek Bicycle Corp. has received three reports of handlebar stems breaking, resulting in two riders suffering injuries, including a concussion and a broken collarbone.
These Icon[tm] brand Havana[tm] and Bordeaux[tm] stems were sold separately
and installed on various 1999 model Trek and Klein road bikes. Only Icon[tm]
stems that measure 0.75-inch or 17mm to 20mm across the front of the top
clamp are part of this recall. The following model year 1999 road bikes
are included in this recall:
|5000||5000T||5200 PEAR WHITE||5200 BLUE|
|5200T PEAR WHITE||5200T BLUE||5500 BLACK||5500 USPS|
|Y FOIL 66||Y FOIL 66T||Y FOIL 77|
|QUANTUM||QUANTUM T||QUANTUM RACE|
Trek and Klein dealers nationwide sold these handlebar stems and the road bikes with these stems from June 1998 through May 1999. The stems separately sold for about $70, and the road bikes with these stems sold for between $1,000 and $4,000.
Consumers with bikes that have these handlebar stems should stop riding them immediately, and take them to a Trek or Klein dealer for a free inspection and replacement stem if needed. For more information or to find the nearest dealer, call Trek at (800) 313-8735 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday.
Only road bikes are part of this recall. No Trek or Klein mountain bikes or Icon[tm] mountain bike stems are included.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission protects the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death from 15,000 types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury, call CPSC's hotline at (800) 638-2772 or CPSC's teletypewriter at (800) 638-8270, or visit CPSC's web site at http://www.cpsc.gov/talk.html. For information on CPSC's fax-on-demand service, call the above numbers or visit the web site at http://cpsc.gov/about/who.html. To order a press release through fax-on-demand, call (301) 504-0051 from the handset of your fax machine and enter the release number. Consumers can obtain this release and recall information at CPSC's web site at http://www.cpsc.gov.