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. Treks recall affects 16,000 bikes, while Cannondales 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, Norcos 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.