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Name of product: Trek Kickster
Hazard: The steer tube clamp on the bike can break, posing a fall hazard to children.
Recall date: July 24, 2019
Units: About 11,560 (In addition, 1,800 were sold in Canada)
Description: This recall involves all model year 2013 through 2019 Trek Kicksters. The bikes are made for toddlers who are learning how to ride a two wheeler. The kicksters do not have pedals so children can focus on balancing. They come in black, blue, red and pink and “TREK” is written on the crossbar.
Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled bikes away from children and take it to a Trek retailer for a free repair.
Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received 11 reports of broken steer tube clamps, including one injury with minor scrapes and bruising
Sold At: Independent bicycle stores nationwide and online at www.trekbikes.com and other online retailers from August 2012 through April 2019 for about $170.
Manufacturer(s): Lee Chi Enterprises Co., of Taiwan
Importer(s): Trek Bicycle Corporation, of Waterloo, Wis.
Distributor(s): Trek Bicycle Corporation, of Waterloo, Wis.
Manufactured In: Taiwan
Recall number: 19-173