Scott, Trek Bicycle Fork Recall Issued Due to Crash Hazard
More than 125,000 bicycles have been recalled after the manufacturer received almost 30 reports of the front fork breaking, which may result in riders suddenly falling from the bike and suffering an injury.
The SR Suntour bicycle recall was announced by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) on June 25, after at least 29 reports were received involving problems where the front fork connecting to the front wheel broke during use. At least five of the accidents result in injuries, including bruises, a separated shoulder and broken bones.
The recall includes model year 2011 through 2013 SR Suntour Scott and Trek bicycles. The recalled Scott bicycles have 700c wheels, disc brakes, and either the NEX or NCX front fork models. Customers can locate the model names and numbers on the main frame of the bicycle or by identifying the color scheme of the bike.
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The recalled Trek models have disc brakes and NEX, NRX, XCM, or XCT front fork models. The affected models can be identified by locating the model name and serial numbers ending in F, G or H near underneath the seat or under the bottom rack.
The bicycles were manufactured in China and Taiwan where they were imported by Scott USA Inc., of Ketchum, Idaho and Trek Bicycle Corp., of Waterloo, Wisconsin. The products were sold at bicycles stores nationwide from October 2010 to November 2013 for between $450 and $1,100 for the Scott bicycles and from May 2010 to June 2014 for between $600 and $1,370 for the Trek bicycles.
The CPSC recommends that customers with recalled products stop using them immediately. Customers with Scott bicycles should take them to an authorized Scott dealer for a free repair of the NEX model or a free replacement lower fork for the NCX model. Consumer with Trek models should take them to and authorized Trek dealer for a free repair of the NEX, XCM, and XCT models or a free replacement of the NRX model. Customers may also contact Scott at 888-607-8365 or Trek at 800-373-4594 for further questions.
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