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Trek recalls girls bicycles

Old 02-07-08, 04:43 PM
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Trek recalls girls bicycles

https://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml08/08186.html

NEWS from CPSC
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Office of Information and Public Affairs
Washington, DC 20207

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 7, 2008
Release #08-186

Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 373-4594
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Trek Recalls Girls Bicycles Due To Frame Failure

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

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 re 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 Trek at (800) 373-4594 between 8 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. CT Monday through Friday and between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Saturday, or visit the firm’s Web site at www.trekbikes.com


Model MT220- Year 2005
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But it's such a beautiful bike
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I think Lance A was quoted after trying the new Madone: "They finally got me on a girls bike." Oh, the irony.
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I've seen riders drop their chains, but witnessing a catastrophic frame failure would be something new.
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Just don't take it off of any sweet jumps!
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But its blue.
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is it vegan?
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Thanks for sharing, my friend got his daughter one of those for Christmas!
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Old 02-09-08, 08:07 PM
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thank you for info
i bought the purple mt220 2007
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