Sunday, February 17, 2008

Trek Recalls Girls Bicycles Due To Frame Failure

Name of Product: Trek MT220 Girls Bicycles
Units: About 49,000
Importer: Trek Bicycle Corp., of Waterloo, Wis.
Hazard: The bicycle's frame can break during use, causing the rider to lose control and suffer injuries.
Incidents/Injuries: Trek has received 13 reports of frames breaking, including four minor injuries.
Description: This recall involves Trek girls' bicycles model MT220 and model years 2005 (light metallic blue), 2006 (metallic silver and metallic purple or pink and pearl white), and 2007 (pink and white pearl or metallic purple). The model name is printed on the frame of the bicycle. Model year 2008 bicycles are not included in this recall.
Sold at: Authorized Trek dealers nationwide from April 2004 through June 2007 for about $300.

Manufactured in: China and Taiwan

Remedy: Consumers should take the recalled bicycle away from children immediately and return it to a Trek dealer for a free replacement MT220 girl's bicycle or a $100 discount on a different size Trek bicycle.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, consumers can contact Trekat (800) 373-4594 between 8 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. CT Monday through Fridayand between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Saturday, or visit the firm's Web siteat www.trekbikes.com
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