03/30/2007 TREK BICYCLES, INC.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
TREK Bicycles, hereby voluntarily issues a recall on all 6500, 6700, 8000, 8500, elite 9.7, 9.8, 9.9, fuel EX, 7, 8, 9 frames manufactured in the model years 2005, 2006 and 2007. A large, yet unknown, proportion of these frames were manufactured using a bovinefecal compound in the paint.
If and when the paint comes into contact with water, later exposure to ultraviolet light may over time cause the paint to release fumes containing a gaseous compound known as dihydrogen monoxide.
Research has shown that inhalation of dihydrogen monoxide can have serious detrimental effects to an individual's lungs and brain, and it is believed that inhalation of fumes from the paint used on the affected frames may cause neural problems resulting in mild or extreme forms of dyslexia.
Concentrated inhalation of dihydrogen monoxide may even be fatal, though it is not possible to attain such a dangerous concentration of the substance from a bicycle frame.
This manufacturing defect is due to a supplier error and has since been rectified. TREK Bicycles, takes full responsibility for this problem and thus extends this recall notice.
Owners of any potentially affected frames should contact their local Trek dealer immediately to ascertain whether their paint contains the defective bovinefecal compound. All defective frames will be returned to Trek Bicycles., and may be replaced, repaired or kept at Trek's discretion.