Thursday, February 7, 2008

RECALL: Trek Girls Bikes Due to Frame Failure

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Trek Bicycle Corp of Wisconsin, today announced a voluntary recall of about 49,000 Trek MT220 Girls Bicycles. The bicycle’s frame can break during use, causing the rider to lose control and suffer injuries. rek has received 13 reports of frames breaking, including four minor injuries. 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 re not included in this recall. The bikes were sold at authorized Trek dealers nationwide from April 2004 through June 2007 for about $300. The bikes were manufactured in China and Taiwan.
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. For additional information, consumers can contact Trek at 800-373-4594 between 8 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Central Time Monday through Friday and between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Central Time Saturday, or visit

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