According to NBC News, Trek Bicycle Corp. has recalled nearly 1 million bicycles after three riders were injured in accidents and one person became paralyzed. The news outlet reported that the recall covers more than 900,000 bicycles sold in the U.S., and 98,000 sold in Canada.
The recall involves bicycles from the model years 2000 through 2015, “equipped with front disc brakes and a black or silver quick release lever[s] on the front wheel hub that open far enough to contact the disc brake,” the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) said in a statement.
People who own these bicycles are being told not to ride them and to take them to bicycle shops for repairs. To read the CPSC statement about the recall, you can click here.
Talking to an Attorney about a Defective Product
This news is certainly alarming. Bicycle accidents can lead to serious personal injuries, including spinal cord injuries, head injuries and broken bones. Remember, if a defective product has harmed you, you may have the ability to hold the manufacturer liable.
Manufacturers have a duty to make sure the products they sell are safe—this is especially true when it comes to items used for transportation. You should not have to suffer due to a manufacturer’s gross negligence and/or recklessness.
Make sure you speak to an attorney about holding a company that makes a defective product liable following an injury incident or accident. Our Nashville injury lawyer represents victims from all over the Volunteer State.
“For I came down from heaven, not to do mine own will, but the will of him that sent me.” – John 6:38