Trek bikes recalled after cyclist is paralyzed

April 22, 2015 4:01 PM

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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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