Trek Recalls One Million Bikes

Citing defect after rider is paralyzed

Trek bikes equipped with front disc brakes and a black or silver quick-release lever built between 2000 and 2015 are included in the recall. (Trek Bikes)

Trek is recalling nearly one million bikes, USA Today reports. The recall was prompted by an accident in which a rider became a quadriplegic after a quick-release lever on the front wheel came into contact with the disc brake. The Consumer Product Safety Commission issued a recall for 900,000 bikes in the United States and nearly 100,000 in Canada. 

The recall includes bikes built between 2000 and 2015 that have a black or silver quick-release lever that opens 180 degrees. Trek advises any customers with these bikes to stop using them immediately and contact an authorized Trek dealer.

*This story has been revised from the version first published on April 22, 2015, because it inadvertently used similar language to what was published on USAToday.com. Outside apologizes for the error and is investigating all previous work of the writer.

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