September 28, 2000
Trek Bicycle Corp. Recalls Road Bikes and Handlebar Stems
WI (SafetyAlerts) - Trek Bicycle
Corp., of said today it is voluntarily recalling about 13,600 road bikes and about 4,700
road bike handlebar stems that were sold separately. The bolts on these bikes' handlebar
stems can break, resulting in the handlebars detaching from the bike and causing riders to
lose control and crash.
Trek Bicycle Corp. has received three reports of handlebar stems breaking, resulting in
two riders suffering injuries, including a concussion and a broken collarbone.
These Icon brand Havana and Bordeaux stems were sold separately and
installed on various 1999 model Trek and Klein road bikes. Only Icon stems that
measure 0.75-inch or 17mm to 20mm across the front of the top clamp are part of this
recall. The following model year 1999 road bikes are included in this recall:
Trek Model Road Bikes
||5200 PEAR WHITE
|5200T PEAR WHITE
|Y FOIL 66
||Y FOIL 66T
||Y FOIL 77
Klein Model Road Bikes
Trek and Klein dealers nationwide sold these
handlebar stems and the road bikes with these stems from June 1998 through May 1999. The
stems separately sold for about $70, and the road bikes with these stems sold for between
$1,000 and $4,000.
Consumers with bikes that have these handlebar stems should stop riding them immediately,
and take them to a Trek or Klein dealer for a free inspection and replacement stem if
needed. For more information or to find the nearest dealer, call Trek at (800) 313-8735
between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday.
Only road bikes are part of this recall. No Trek or Klein mountain bikes or Icon
mountain bike stems are included.
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