Regarding recent news articles, there has been a recall issued for over 27,000 bikes due to issues related to the saddle clamps manufactured by the Trek bicycle company. The company felt the recall was made necessary after the problem was reported.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission stated vigorously that all the recalled bikes are allegedly from the 2012 model year. Makes included in the malfunctioning match include the 7.3 FX including WSD and Disc models, Livestrong FX including WSD models, 7.4 FX including WSD models, 7.2 FX including WSD models, District, Livestrong District and 9th District.
The malfunctioning piece forces the bolt to break, according to the company. The breaking of the piece can lead the saddle to come off the seat unexpectedly. Such issue could cause the rider to be ejected from the bicycle and injured severely. It is not known just yet if there were claims of accidents related to the recalled bicycles according to the company’s announcements.
As a Seattle personal injury lawyer, I urge all riders who own any of the recalled models to contact the manufacturer so the affected saddle can be replaced completely free of charge. In the case of a personal injury related to the neglect of a bicycle company, don’t hesitate to contact a personal injury lawyer and come back to our blog for all of the latest news on product recalls.