Trek bikes recalled after cyclist is paralyzed

April 22, 2015 4:01 PM

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Trek bikes recalled after cyclist is paralyzed

The company recalled 900,000 bikes in the United States and 98,000 in Canada after Trek was made aware of three incidents of injury, including one that caused quadriplegia in a cyclist. The models included in the recall are from 2000 to 2015 and were sold beginning in 1999.

The issue, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, is the quick-release lever, which can come into contact with the front brake disc, resulting in complete wheel separation or the wheel coming to an instant stop.

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