300K Trek Bicycle Pedals Recalled Following Dozens of Reports of Incidents, Falls and Injuries
More than 300,000 Trek bicycle pedals are being recalled, after reports involving the pedals loosening, locking up or falling off, causing a riders to fall or suffer serious injuries.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) issued a Bontrager Satellite City Bicycle Pedal recall on May 26, following reports of the pedals falling off the crank arm because of an assembly problem and posing a risk for riders because of the pedals loosening, locking up or falling off. Trek has received 132 reports from consumers about pedal malfunctions, including seven reports of riders falling and suffering scrapes, bruises, road rash and other injuries.
The problem with the pedals is linked to a shallow 6 mm hex socket on the inside of the spindle, and no 15mm wrench flats. The shallow socket can cause a wrench to pop off easily, making it hard to tighten the pedals in place.
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The recall affects Bontrager Satellite City Pedals, which were installed as original equipment on Trek: Allant+, Dual Sport+, FX 2, FX 3, Verve 2, Verve 3, and Verve+ model bicycles. They can be identified by the designation “ZTR02”, which is stamped on the bicycle’s pedal and on the pedals which were sold separately as a replacement part. The pedals also have orange reflectors on the outside edges.
The pedals were manufactured in China and were sold with Trek equipment and at Trek Bicycle stores, other bicycle stores nationwide, and online from January 2018 to April 2021 for between $600 and $6,000 as part of Trek bicycles. The pedals were also sold separately for around $30.
About 316,500 of the affected pedals were sold in the United States. Another 28,650 were sold in Canada.
The CPSC and Trek recommend consumers using bicycles with the recalled pedals immediately contact their local Trek retailer on receiving free installation of replacement pedals. In addition, consumers who bring their recalled pedals to a Trek retailer for replacement will receive an in-store credit of $20 to use toward any Trek or Bontrager merchandise.
Consumers can contact Trek at 800-373-4594 or online at www.trekbikes.com and click on “Recalls” under “Legal” at the bottom of the page for more information.
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