RECALL: Norco, Trek, Cannondale Bikes

Around 20,000 mountain bikes and bike frames are being recalled last week by three companies in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. Both Trek and Cannondale are recalling bikes with faulty suspension forks manufactured by Taiwanese company JD Components. Trek’s recall affects 16,000 bikes, while Cannondale’s only affects around 1,500 bikes.  Additionally, Norco is recalling around 3,600 frames, also manufactured in Taiwan.


The affected Trek bikes are the 2009 Trek 7300, 7300WSD and 7500 models, sold at Trek bicycle dealers nationwide from August 2008 through April 2009 for between $640 and $940. While no injuries have been reported, it has been discovered that the faulty JD suspension fork can lose alignment and cause the front wheel to turn unexpectedly. The bikes' suspension forks have “Bontrager SPA” printed on them.   The same faulty suspension forks plague the Cannondale Adventure 2, Adventure 2 Feminine, Adventure 3 and Adventure 3 Feminine models, sold at Cannondale bicycle dealers from February through April of this year. The forks are marked “cannondale AT35 adventure trail.”  Cannondale has also not yet received any injury reports.


Finally, Norco’s recall affects its 2007 Team DH, 2008 Team DH, Aline Park, Aline, Atomik, Shore 1,2,3, 2009 Atomik (without gussets) models, sold at various distributors from September 2006 through February 2009. It has been found that the bike frames can crack and separate. One rider reportedly broke a collar bone after falling from a bicycle with one of these cracked frames.

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RECALL: Norco, Trek, Cannondale Bikes

Three bike manufacturers – Norco, Trek, Cannondale – have issued voluntary recalls of their products in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Norco Bicycle Frames


The recalled frames were sold at various bicycle distributors nationwide from September 2006 through February 2009 for between $2,000 and $7,000.

 

The bicycle frame can crack and separate, causing a rider to fall from the bicycle and suffer injuries. Norco has received one report of a rider who fractured their collar bone after falling from the bicycle.

The recalled bicycle frames include the following model year and model names: 2007 Team DH, 2008 Team DH, Aline Park, Aline, Atomik, Shore 1,2,3, 2009 Atomik (without gussets). All colors are included in the recall and the model name is printed on a decal on the top tube of each
frame/bike.


Trek


About 16,000 bicycles with JD suspension forks were imported by Trek Bicycle Corp., of Waterloo, WI, and sold at Trek bicycle dealers nationwide from August 2008 through April 2009 for between $640 and $940.


The recalled bicycle's fork can lose alignment causing the front wheel to turn unexpectedly. This can cause the rider to lose control of the bicycle and crash. There have been four reports of misaligned forks. No
injuries have been reported.


The recall involves model year 2009 Trek 7300, 7300WSD, and 7500 bicycles. The model name is printed on the bicycle's frame. The bicycles have a suspension fork with the words “Bontrager SPA” printed on them.


Consumers should stop riding the recalled bicycles immediately and contact their dealer to arrange for a free repair.


Cannondale


About 1,500 bicycles with JD suspension forks were imported by Cannondale Bicycle Corp. and sold at Cannondale bicycle dealers from February 2009 through April 2009 for between $600 and $800.


The recalled bicycle's fork can lose alignment causing the front wheel to turn unexpectedly. This can cause the rider to lose control of the bicycle and crash. There have been no reported injuries.

The recall involves model year 2008 Cannondale Adventure 2, Adventure 3, Adventure 2 Feminine and Adventure 3 Feminine bicycles. The model name is printed on the bicycle's frame. The bicycles have a suspension fork with the words “cannondale AT35 adventure trail” printed on them. Bicycles equipped with the Rock Shox i-ride fork are not included in the recall.


Consumers should stop riding the recalled bicycles immediately and contact their dealer to arrange for a free repair.

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